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Ichii Tapped To Head EMI Japan

TOKYO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — San-e Ichii has been named as the new president and CEO of EMI Music Japan commencing on October 1st. Mr. Ichii, who has held senior positions in a number of major global corporations, joins EMI from Warner Music Japan where he was most recently its senior managing director and chief financial officer.

EMI has also said that Masato Adachi will return to EMI Music Japan as director and chief financial officer after a tenure at Nike Japan where he served as CFO.

Mr. Ichii earned an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and has extensive experience across a spectrum of industries, including health care and food. He joined Warner Music Japan in 2002 as the CFO and while there, headed up various departments including finance, operation management and strategic planning before getting the bump to senior managing director and CFO of Warner Music Japan in 2005.

"EMI is an established and attractive brand with a rich history of developing great artists and recordings both from Japan and from all over the world. At this moment of great global change in the music industry, the company remains committed to its goal of bringing music to as many consumers as possible in all the ways they want. I am honoured to be leading the EMI Music Japan team and I look forward to working with the wonderful artists, managers and employees associated with this great company." said San-e Ichii. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers