Alejandro Duque named next President of Warner Music Latin America, succeeding Iñigo Zabala

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Alejandro Duque has been named the next president of Warner Music Latin America.

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He will join the company in August and take up his new role in early October, succeeding Iñigo Zabala who is stepping down as President of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula after having worked for Warner Music for more than 30 years.

Duque joins Warner Music from Universal Music, where he has spent the past 15 years, most recently as Managing Director of Universal Music Latin.

He will be based in Miami and will report to Simon Robson, President, International, Recorded Music, Warner Music Group.

Zabala is leaving her current position, but will continue to work with Warner Music as an advisor.

Guillermo Gonzalez, President of Warner Music Iberia, will report directly to Simon Robson following Zabala’s resignation.

Duque started his career at Universal Music in 2005, first working in Colombia as Head of Digital and New Media. He moved to Argentina in 2009, holding the position of Director of Sales and Business Development.

He was promoted to vice president of digital and business development in 2012, moving to Miami in the process. Another promotion came in 2016, when he became Managing Director of Universal Music Latin.

In this role, he was the head of UMG’s Latin labels in the United States, including Universal Music Latin, Capitol Latin and Machete Music.

“I want to do more to support the talents of our region and help our artists claim their rightful place on the world stage. “

Alexandre duque

Alejandro Duque said: “I am very happy to join Warner Music and to have the opportunity to continue its success story.

“The incredible music from Latin America continues to capture the imaginations of fans around the world.

“I want to do more to support the talents of our region and help our artists claim their rightful place on the world stage. “

“Alejandro also has a fantastic reputation as an innovative leader who always puts the needs of his artists first. “

Simon robson

Simon Robson added, “I am looking forward to welcoming Alejandro to Warner Music. He has extensive experience working in the region and has contributed to the digital transformation of our industry.

“Alejandro also has a fantastic reputation as an innovative leader who always puts the needs of his artists first.

“It will help us continue to build our reputation as the most artist-friendly record company in the region, building long-term careers for our talent and adding significant value beyond the streaming market. “

“I also want to thank Iñigo for all his services over the years. He’s an incredible setting that has had a huge impact both on our business and the entire Latam music industry, and he’s signed and developed some of the greatest and most important Latin artists of all. time. I am delighted that he continues to work closely with us.

“I have had many fantastic years in the business, but now is the time to go my own way while supporting the artists I love.

Iñigo Zabala

Iñigo Zabala said, “I started working with Warner when I was an artist, and helping amazing artists has motivated my entire career.

“I have had many fantastic years in the business, but now is the time for me to go my own way while supporting the artists I love.

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