EMI Music strengthens executive team with key appointments

MUMBAI: EMI Music has made some key additions to its executive team.

Shane Naughton has been appointed as the chief financial officer and Kyla Mullins as general counsel. Both will become members of EMI Music’s Executive Committee and will report to the company’s CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti.

Naughton is currently CFO of UBM Information, one of the major divisions of international FTSE quoted company United Business Media, which serves professional communities with event, online and print products. He is also CEO of its UBM Connect unit, driving the shift from print to digital across a diverse range of trade publications. Before joining UBM, he was Deputy CFO of Sky Deutschland, the German pay TV operator. He will join EMI Music in February and will lead all of EMI Music’s finance operations worldwide through its network of subsidiaries in 32 countries.

Mullins has spent most of her career in management roles in the television business, including most recently ITV plc where she was Group Legal Director and a member of the Executive Committee. She will start in her EMI Music role on 24 November and will have global responsibility for all of the company’s legal and business affairs activities as well as government affairs.

Leoni-Sceti said, "I am delighted that Shane and Kyla are joining EMI Music. With their proven expertise in the international media and digital arenas, they will be valuable additions to the EMI Music team as we roll out our global, consumer-focused strategy. Shane brings to EMI Music a strong background in supporting change management in multinational businesses. His proven financial skills, together with his deep understanding of the media sector, will serve him well as we continue to transform the EMI business model."

"Kyla has extensive international experience of legal and business affairs management, particularly within the television industry. Her work has included rights management strategy and new business development in a sector that, like ours, is seeking to optimise the opportunities of digital," Leoni-Sceti added.

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