UNIVERSAL MUSIC APPOINTS WISNU SURJONO AS MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR INDONESIA
November 3, 2014 – Universal Music has appointed Wisnu Surjono as Managing Director for Indonesia, effective 3rd November 2014.
In his new position, Wisnu will lead his management team to develop business strategies in line with Universal Music’s global and emerging markets vision to significantly expand its domestic repertoire, international collaboration, digital innovation and new business opportunities.
Throughout Wisnu’s career in South East Asia, he consistently and successfully turned around the fortunes of the Asian operations for leading global brands. Wisnu previously held key positions at Coca-Cola and Unilever, most recently as General Manager, where he was recognised for driving significant growth in the business.
Sandy Monteiro, President, Universal Music South East Asia said: “With his keen business acumen and knowledge of Indonesia, Wisnu will make a significant contribution in leading the way for Universal Music Indonesia, in line with our global approach, to consistently bring world class music to fans in the region.”
George Ash, President Universal Music Asia Pacific said: “Indonesia is one of the world’s fastest growing music markets with an incredible culture of domestic talent and we are thrilled to have an executive of Wisnu’s caliber and passion, to lead our company. I am personally excited to be able to work with Wisnu and look forward to partnering with him, Sandy and the entire team as we aggressively grow our company in Indonesia.”
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