Sony hires ‘innovative and visionary leader’ Dasha Smith Dwin as EVP and Global HR Chief

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Dasha Smith Dwin has been named Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer at Sony Music Entertainment, effective February 5, 2018.

Based in New York, Dwin (pictured) will report to both Rob Stringer, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment and Kevin Kelleher, COO, Sony Music Entertainment.

She will lead Sony Music’s global human resources function including talent acquisition, talent management and organizational development.

Dwin joins Sony Music from global alternative asset management firm GCM Grosvenor, where she began working in 2011.

Serving as Managing Director, a Member of the Office of the Chairman and Chief Human Resources Officer, she helped manage the day-to-day operations of the firm – overseeing talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, compensation, benefits, learning and development, employee communications and more.

Said Stringer: “We sought an innovative and visionary leader of our global Human Resources business. We found that person in Dasha.

“I’m excited to welcome her to Sony Music and believe she will be an invaluable member of our executive team. The world is obviously changing and we believe this appointment gives Sony Music an opportunity to be a leader in Human Resources, a strategic priority for our organization.”

“We sought an innovative and visionary leader of our global Human Resources business. We found that person in Dasha.”

Rob Stringer, Sony Music

Stated Kelleher, “Dasha possesses a broad base of experience and a strong background in media, which will support our human resources organization worldwide. Her strategic and analytical skills will help us create a workplace environment that attracts, retains and motivates top tier talent.”

Stated Dwin, “I am honored to join Sony Music. Working with dynamic teams around the world in pursuit of Sony Music’s strategic plan is a unique opportunity. Rob and Kevin lead a best in class management team and it is a privilege to join the organization.”

Prior to her time at GCM Grosvenor, Dwin worked at Time Inc. from 2002-2011.

Serving as Head of Employee Relations and Chief Employment Counsel for five years, she was responsible for employee relations and labor and employment matters for approximately 10,000 global employees.

Prior to that, she worked as Assistant General Counsel. Dwin spent her early career in London and New York in a series of corporate associate roles for international law firms including Latham & Watkins, Covington & Burlington and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

She serves on the Georgetown University Board of Regents and the University of Virginia School of Law Board of Advisors, and is also a trustee of the Dalton School in New York City.Music Business Worldwide

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