ANA CLARA ORTIZ PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT OF DIGITAL FOR UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATIN AMERICA
Miami, Florida, February 1, 2008 - Ana Clara Ortiz has been promoted to Vice President of Digital for Universal Music Latin America, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company. This appointment was announced today by Jesus Lopez, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula.
In her new role, Ms. Ortiz will expand her current Mobile responsibilities to include all areas of Digital for Latin America. Formerly, she was Director of Mobile for Universal Music Latin America and has been a key architect in the creation of a strong and solid mobile team for the region. In the past year, Ms. Ortiz grew the company’s mobile revenue by over 100%, developing new business models and expanding into new markets, including Venezuela and Central America. She successfully created pre-load regional deals between manufacturers and Universal Music artists, including Juanes and Belanova with Sony Ericsson and The Killers with Motorola. Before joining Universal, Ms. Ortiz was the Senior Business Development Manager for AOL Latin America.
“Ana Clara has been exercising strong leadership in the mobile area and has developed new business models that have facilitated our success,” said Mr. Lopez. “I am convinced that the expansion of her responsibilities to the digital marketplace will continue to fuel our artists’ growth in Latin America.”
About Universal Music Latin America
Universal Music Latin America is a division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's leading global music publishing operation.
UMG's labels include Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Emarcy, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal South Records and Verve Music Group, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technologies division; Bravado, its merchandising company; and Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.