Maciej Kutak has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Poland and Senior Vice President, Central Eastern Europe (CEE).
Kutak’s new role will be effective as of January 1, 2022.
In a newly created position, Kutak will be responsible for Universal Music operations in Greece, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary, expanding on his current role as Managing Director, Universal Music Poland.
He will continue to be based in Warsaw and report to Frank Briegmann, Chairman & CEO Universal Music Central Europe and Deutsche Grammophon.
Kutak will work alongside existing Managing Directors and leadership in each territory – Tomas Filip (CZ/SK/HU), Ioana Fesnic (RO) and Margarita Matsa (GR) – to strengthen UMG’s operations within the region.
Elsewhere in the region, Maxim Vlasov, MD, Universal Music Russia, will continue to report directly to Briegmann.
Universal says this new structure will allow for “greater cooperation and coordination between divisions, both locally and across the wider CEE region.”
Maciej Kutak has served as MD, Universal Music Poland since 2019.
In that time, he has helped drive the digitization of UMG’s Polish operations and the launch of Def Jam Poland.
Kutak has also led the expansion of its distribution and artist services divisions.
“I congratulate Maciej on his appointment.”
Frank Briegmann, Universal Music Central Europe
Frank Briegmann, Chairman & CEO Universal Music Central Europe and Deutsche Grammophon, said: “In the last few years in Poland, Maciej has very successfully demonstrated his expertise and innovative spirit.
“As part of our strategy for Central Europe, which is based above all on cooperation and transfer of content and knowledge between markets, he will now take on an additional role in our international structure.
“I congratulate Maciej on his appointment and wish all teams who work with him today and in the future the utmost success.”Music Business Worldwide