Kobalt Promotes Nuno Guerreiro To Chief Technology Officer

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Current CTO Rian Liebenberg to Step Down at the End of April and Aid in Transition

APRIL 4, 2022 – Kobalt announced that Nuno Guerreiro has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The company’s previous CTO, Rian Liebenberg, will be stepping down and aid in the transition of recently promoted CTO Nuno Guerreiro, effective May 1, 2022. Guerreiro most recently held the title of Vice President of Engineering. 

“Throughout the evolution and transformation of the business, Rian has been a critical leader and a key thought partner for Willard, the board, and myself,” said CEO Laurent Hubert. “He has helped Kobalt embrace new technologies and continue to be innovative and a leader in music. Nuno has been alongside him almost every step of the way, and it is fitting for a natural next step for him.”

Said Founder and Chairman Willard Ahdritz, “I am excited Nuno will take this key role as CTO. Being part of our ambitious plans for many years with tech, I am very pleased to welcome him to this new position. Additionally, we will miss Rian and his leadership of our tech team, which transformed our platform. I would like to thank him for his great contribution to Kobalt. 

Said Liebenberg, “I’m grateful for the trust placed in me by Willard back in 2018 to take Kobalt’s unique global multi-rights platform forward while the industry was undergoing fundamental changes as fans shifted to streaming. We have assembled a world-class team who have executed the mission to apply scalable, modern technologies in order for us to continue serving our clients in complete transparency while maintaining industry-leading quality standards in registrations and collections. 

Nuno has been on this journey with me since the start, and many of our accomplishments are due to his strong leadership, deep technical expertise, and relentless focus on doing the right thing. I’m completely confident in his ability to continue the mission and have a great impact on Kobalt and to the benefit of its clients. I shall remain a fan of the business and the people who make it unique.”

“Rian welcomed me at Kobalt in late 2018, a company that stood out, with a strong focus on fairness and maximising rewards for creators. Considering the mission and having previously worked with Rian for several years, joining Kobalt was an obvious decision to make. I am indebted to him for his trust, leadership, mentorship, and all the opportunities he enabled me to pursue over the last three years." said Guerreiro. “I am also grateful for the opportunity to lead a transformative journey at Kobalt and to continue to reimagine our technology to maximise the value created for our clients, for which I couldn't be more excited.

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