(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Warner Music Group's (WMG) has promoted of Mike Jbara to senior vice president, Production and Media Operations. He was previously vice resident, Production and Media Operations. Based in New York, Jbara will continue to report to WEA Corp.'s president and CEO, John Esposito. Jbara will oversee all operational aspects of the pre-production, production and distribution of WMG's content for the U.S. as well as the digital distribution of WMG's content worldwide.
"Mike's strong leadership skills and significant experience working with our labels, as well as production and retail partners, makes him an invaluable part of our team," said Esposito. "He is a strategic thinker with a wonderfully innovative approach to our business."
"John has created a great place to work," said Jbara "Not only is my role exciting and challenging on a daily basis, but I get to do it in a creative environment unlike any in the industry."
Jbara joined WEA in 1996 as vice president, Production Operations where he led the day-to-day production operations on behalf of WMG's family of labels. In 2001, Jbara moved to Burbank, CA, to become WEA's vice president, Operations and Studio Services where he was instrumental in the creation of WEA's online music and studio operations.
In 2003 he was promoted to vice president, Production and Media Operations where he oversaw WEA's entire U.S. production and global digital operations. Prior to his tenure at WEA, Jbara served as a Senior manager in the Media and Entertainment Practice at Andersen Consulting from 1987-1995. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner