Edgar Berger, president and CEO of Sony Music International since 2011, is leaving the company “to pursue new entrepreneurial interests”. This is according to an internal note sent around the business by Sony Music CEO Doug Morris.
This news comes less than a month after we learned that Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton – the figure ultimately responsible for Sony Music and Sony Pictures – is leaving to focus on his role as Chairman of Snap Inc’s board.
Edgar Berger was appointed President & CEO, International, Sony Music Entertainment, by Doug Morris in 2011. He has been in charge of Sony Music’s operations and regional offices outside the US ever since.
Berger was previously the CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, GSA Region, overseeing the company’s operations in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
Before this, he served as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Germany, while from 2000 until 2005, he held a string of executive roles at Bertelsmann AG, including Executive Vice President.
“Edgar has played an important role in growing our business around the world. He has helped drive strategic business initiatives and innovation across the globe.”
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