SENIOR INTERNATIONAL APPOINTMENTS AT UNIVERSAL MUSIC: PROMOTION FOR ANTIPPAS, ASH, MONTEIRO
LONDON, June 30, 2010 – At Universal Music Group, three senior international appointments have been made, effective from July 1:
• George Ash to President, Australasia. • Sandy Monteiro to President, South East Asia. • Vico Antippas to add responsibility for South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, India.
The promotions are announced today by Max Hole, who becomes Chief Operating Officer, Universal Music Group International (UMGI), from July 1. All three executives report to him.
Universal Music Group is the world’s leading music company. UMGI is the division which manages its businesses in more than 50 countries outside North America.
Mr. Ash is currently Managing Director of Universal Music’s Australian company. Mr. Monteiro is Senior Vice President, South East Asia. Mr. Antippas is President, Nordic, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe.
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is 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.
Universal Music Group’s record labels include A&M/Octone, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Polydor Records, Show Dog – Universal Music, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino 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 includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalog 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, its 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.