Collin assumes EMI French duties; int'l CFO named

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LONDON -- EMI Music International chairman/CEO JF Cecillon has identified an executive to take over day-to-day duties for the major's French company, and has appointed a new international CFO.

 Nathalie Collin takes responsibilities as president delegate for EMI Music France. She will act as chair of the Paris-based company's operating committee and deputize for Cecillon in his absence. Cecillon continues to have full responsibility as president of EMI Music France, and all formal reporting lines to him continue.

"With Nathalie working closely with me as president delegate and with the support of the divisional management and teams," says Cecillon in a statement, "I am confident that we will take EMI Music France further forward in our mission to become a market leader for both creative performance and innovation."

Collin joined EMI's Virgin France label in 1997 and was appointed CFO of EMI Music France in 2002 when the Virgin and Capitol divisions were brought together. She rose to EMI Music France COO in 2006.

Cecillon has guided the French affiliate's daily operations since EMI Music France president Eric Tong Cuong exited in July 2004.

In other news, Chris Kennedy is elevated from EMI Music's Continental Europe COO to international CFO. He will now take on additional responsibility for EMI Music's finance functions in Asia, Japan, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.

And Adrian Cheesley, previously responsible for EMI Music's operations in Finland, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Turkey and South Africa, has expanded his responsibilities to include Greece and Scandinavia. Going forward, all EMI Music's managing directors in those markets report to Cheesley.
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