Willard Ahdritz

Willard Ahdritz

Founder & CEO

Founded Kobalt in 2000.
Over 20 Years of global publishing experience, 8 years' experience in Corporate Strategy at L.E.K Consulting.
Co-founded Telegram Records & Publishing.
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Rudbecksskolan, Örebro.
Second-lieutenant, Swedish Army, Communication, Research & Development, S1 Enköping.
Master of Science, Finance, Stockholm School of Economics, NYU Stern Graduate Division, New York. NMPA Board Member. RSA Fellow.
Lives in New York.
Plays saxophone.

Johan Ekelund

Johan Ekelund

Co-Founder, Diesel Music and Kobalt Music Group
Board Member, SKAP - The Swedish Society of Songwriters

James Fitzherbert-Brockholes

James Fitzherbert-Brockholes

Chief Financial Officer

Joined Kobalt in 2001.
14 Years of music publishing experience.
Formerly Consultant with L.E.K Consulting, focusing on M&A strategy and corporate strategy. MA from Cambridge University.

Richard Sanders

Richard Sanders

President

Joined Kobalt in 2012.
Over 30 Years of experience in worldwide media, entertainment and digital services.
Most recently Chairman, International & President, Global Marketing at Sony Music Entertainment.
Held key positions at Sony BMG, RCA, V2, Arista.

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Chief Technical Officer

Joined Kobalt in 2001.
Formerly Consultant with Oracle.
Previous roles include developing major media rights platforms for Sky Digital, projects at Nat West and at the UK Ministry of Defense.

Tim Bunting

Tim Bunting

Non-Executive Chairman, Kobalt Music Group
General Partner, Balderton Capital (UK) LLP

Tim joined Balderton as a General Partner in 2007. He was previously a partner of Goldman Sachs where he spent 18 years. At Goldman, Tim held various roles including Global Head of Equity Capital Markets (2002 to 2005) and Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs International (2005 to 2006).
Tim started to work with Balderton and its portfolio of companies in 2005 when he became a non-executive director of Alphyra. In 2006 Tim spent a period as non-executive chairman of Betfair. Since joining Balderton Tim has joined the boards of other portfolio companies.
Outside of Balderton, Tim is a non-executive director of Yell Group plc and Sepura plc. Tim is also a Governor of Wellington College and a Trustee of the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity.
Education: Tim is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

Anders Palm

Anders Palm

Media and Real Estate Investor

Jacob Tandberg

Jacob Tandberg

CEO, Massellaz SA