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Warner Music Group monkeys around with executive team

By | Published on Wednesday 15 October 2014

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Warner Music Group has announced two changes to its senior management team. Brian Roberts is moving into the newly created role of Executive Vice President Of Corporate Strategy & Operations, and is then replaced as CFO by Eric Levin.

Roberts became WMG’s CFO in January 2012, and was heavily involved in the acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group in February 2013. In his new role he will have a particular focus on Warner’s artist and label services division. Levin, meanwhile, is new to Warner, having held the CFO role in a number of companies in the US and China, most recently the North Asian division of hygiene technology company Ecolab.

Commenting on the new appointments, WMG CEO Steve Cooper said: “Eric’s impressive experience in global commerce and his deep understanding of local markets make him ideal for the CFO position. We are very pleased to have a finance leader of his stature step into this critical role as Brian transitions to his important new responsibilities … These two appointments will accelerate the evolution of our worldwide infrastructure, while strengthening our ability to invest in new talent”.