?>

KOBALT MUSIC GROUP GLOBAL MANAGEMENT

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.

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.

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 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.

Sas Metcalfe

Sas Metcalfe

President, Global Creative

Joined Kobalt in 2001.
Over 30 Years of music industry experience.
Formerly Head of A&R at EMI Chrysalis and at Warner Chappell. A&R Manager at Arista Records.

Christiaan Winchester

Christiaan Winchester

General Counsel

Joined Kobalt in 2005.
Previously with the Music Group at Harbottle & Lewis, specialising in music industry clients.
Trained at Clifford Chance. Qualified UK Solicitor in 1999. LLB Durham University, LLM Kings College London.

Tomas Ericsson

Tomas Ericsson

President, Society Relations

Kobalt Label Services

Paul Hitchman

Paul Hitchman

Managing Director, KLS

Joined Kobalt in 2011.
More than Over 20 Years of music industry experience.
Co-founder of digital music companies Playlouder, CI and MSP.
Previously at BMG Music and Warner Music. Cambridge Economics graduate, RSA Fellow.

Pete Dodge

Pete Dodge

General Manager, KLS

Joined Kobalt in 2012 at the founding of KLS.
Over 25 Years of music and digital industry experience.
Formerly European Managing Director at IODA. Held key positions at Rough Trade Distribution, RTM Sales and Marketing and Play It Again Sam (PIAS) Recordings.

Diarmuid Quinn

Diarmuid Quinn

President North America, KLS

Kobalt Neighbouring Rights

Hans van Berkel

Hans van Berkel

Executive Chairman, KNRL

Joined Kobalt in 2011 at the founding of KNRL.
Over 20 Years of experience as CFO at Polygram Group and 18 years as Managing Director of Dutch Neighbouring Rights Society SENA.