Alen Torosyan has been promoted to the new role of VP, Operations Emerging Markets, at Warner Music.
In this new role he’ll be based in London and report to Alfonso Perez-Soto, President, Emerging Markets.
Torosyan will have a wide ranging brief supporting Warner Music’s expansion plans, and consolidating its existing presence in key emerging markets.
His remit involves coordinating Legal and Business Affairs, and Finance activities within Warner Music’s emerging market affiliates.
He will seek to expand label services and revenue sources, while integrating and developing the company’s M&A activities across these territories. He will also support the recruitment and development of talent.
Torosyan started his legal career in the City, with spells as a paralegal at Berwin Leighton Paisner and Goldman Sachs.
He worked for media law firm Davenport Lyons, where he qualified as a solicitor, and was seconded to work for Warner Music International in 2014.
He joined Warner Music full-time in 2015 and continued to work on the divestment process that followed the company’s acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group (PLG).
In 2018, he became Business and Legal Affairs Director, focusing primarily on emerging markets, international marketing and data privacy.
“Helping pioneer Warner Music’s expansion into new markets has been a dream job for me over the last few years and I can’t wait to take on this extra responsibility.”
Alen Torosyan said: “I’m so pleased to have been asked to step-up into this new role.
“Helping pioneer Warner Music’s expansion into new markets has been a dream job for me over the last few years and I can’t wait to take on this extra responsibility.
“Many of the people I work with around the globe feel like family and I hope that I’ll get the opportunity to see them again in person soon.”
“Alen’s contribution to our international expansion over the last few years has been invaluable.”
Alfonso Perez-Soto added: “Alen’s contribution to our international expansion over the last few years has been invaluable.
“From Istanbul to Mumbai, we’ve overcome challenges and seized opportunities that have enabled us to sign new artists, open new offices and grow our global market share.
“I’m hugely excited to see what he’ll do next.”Music Business Worldwide