Emin Soysaler promoted at Swiss UPI

Replaces long-serving Max Dietiker as managing director

LONDON -- Emin Soysaler has been promoted to managing director of Universal Pictures International’s Swiss operation.

Soysaler replaces Max Dietiker, who leaves after 36 years at UPI and 41 years in the industry to take early retirement.

The appointment was announced Wednesday by UPI president David Kosse.

Soysaler will take up his new role Jan. 1, with responsibility for overseeing theatrical marketing and distribution strategies and activities for all theatrical titles under the Universal banner throughout Switzerland.

He will report to UPI vp distribution EMEA Niels Swinkels.