Warner Music Eastern Europe has appointed Bartosz Szwoch as its new Chief Financial Officer.
He joins the company from Polish music industry body ZPAV, where he was previously CFO.
Szwoch will be based in Warner Music’s Warsaw office and report jointly in to Kinga Siennicka, Managing Director of Warner Music Poland, and Vladimir Kočandrle, Managing Director of Warner Music Czech Republic.
He will be replacing Michal Muszynski, who is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.
Szwoch started his career at financial companies Phoenix Group and KPMG, before moving to broadcaster CANAL+ in 1999, where he worked for more than 10 years.
He became CFO of Universal Music Poland in 2010, helping guide the company through its digital transition, before moving over to undertake the same role at leading Polish media company Eurozet Group in 2017.
He used his music industry experience at ZPAV, where he was appointed CFO in 2019.
“I’m delighted to be joining the Warner Music team.”
Bartosz Szwoch said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Warner Music team.
“Eastern Europe is a vital market of increasing importance to the global music business, with a sizable audience now signed up to streaming and a new generation of talented artists taking their place on the world stage.
“Helping our teams support their artists is a great privilege and I can’t wait to get started.”
“Bartosz was the standout candidate for this role. “We know he’ll help us seize opportunities for our artists in the years to come.”
Kinga Siennicka and Vladimir Kočandrle, WMG
Kinga Siennicka and Vladimir Kočandrle, added: “Bartosz was the standout candidate for this role. He’s a strategically and commercially focused CFO with extensive operational expertise and a deep understanding of the music industry.
“We know he’ll help us seize opportunities for our artists in the years to come.”
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