Deezer’s Chief International Officer exits for newspaper publisher

Deezer’s Chief International Officer Gerrit Schumann has left the streaming company for a senior role at German newspaper publisher Handelsblatt.

Schumann joined Deezer in 2013 as VP of Europe and was promoted in 2015.

He joined Deezer after co-founding music subscription service Simfy, which went into liquidation in 2015 after failing to renew licensing deals. 

Schumann was leading Deezer’s premium-only rollout in the US after the company’s US CEO Tyler Goldman left last year.

Since then, Jorge Rincon has been appointed Vice President of North America and Phil Moore as Vice President of Southern Europe and MEA.

Schumann has been brought into Handelsblatt to help drive digital transformation.

“With Gerrit Schumann at the forefront, we will further accelerate digital transformation and consistently expand our range of innovative payment offerings and the sale of premium content,” said Gabor Steingart, CEO of Handelsblatt Publishing Group.

Schumann said he was pleased to “accompany a company as renowned as Handelsblatt on its way to the digital age.”

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