Stu Bergen appointed as Director of the board of Deezer SA
Paris, February 28, 2023 – Deezer (Paris Euronext: DEEZR), today announced the appointment of Stu Bergen as Director of the board, effective immediately.
Stu Bergen was co-opted by the Deezer board to replace Amanda Cameron, who was initially nominated by Access Industries following the Deezer IPO. Amanda resigned from her position as Director on February 28, 2023, due to time constraints and a need to prioritize other business ventures.
Subject to the approval of his appointment by the next general shareholders’ meeting, Stu Bergen’s mandate will extend through the remaining term of his predecessor, that is, until the annual general meeting is called to approve the financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024.
Iris Knobloch, Chairwoman of the board of directors of Deezer, said, “Stu will add valuable perspectives to the Deezer board with his considerable experience from multiple disciplines at major record labels. On behalf of the board of directors, I’d like to extend my gratitude to Amanda Cameron for her excellent contributions during her tenure. She brought unique and highly useful insights as an artist, producer and business woman in the music industry.”
Stu Bergen said: “I’m truly looking forward to working with the Deezer board and leadership team, supporting the ambition to connect artists and fans in meaningful and engaging ways, as the company continues to create profitable growth and expand globally. It’s an exciting opportunity and after 30+ years in the music industry, I hope to contribute with useful insights and experiences, working with Deezer to take the business to the next level.”
Jeronimo Folgueira, CEO, Deezer said: “With Stu joining, we are adding three decades of music industry experience to the Deezer board, including promotion and marketing expertise, which will undoubtedly be useful as we take our next ambitious steps in an increasingly competitive music streaming market.”
About Stu Bergen
Stu Bergen is a music industry veteran, having held key leadership positions with multiple record labels in the past three decades, including Warner Music for over 14 years.
Most recently he oversaw Warner Music Group’s International Recorded Music operations outside the US and UK as CEO, International and Global Commercial Services. He also managed WEA, WMG’s Artist & Label Services division, which includes consumer brands such as EMP, HipHopDX, Songkick and UPROXX. Prior to this, he served as Warner Music Group’s President, International, Recorded Music, and before that, he was Executive Vice President, International & Head of Global Marketing.
Before joining WMG, Stu held key positions at several major record labels, including serving as EVP of Rock Music for Columbia Records, EVP of Island Records, and VP of Promotion for Epic Records. Stu began his music industry career in 1988 at TVT Records, after which he became Director Promotion at Relativity Records.
Stu holds a BA degree from Princeton University.
Composition of the board of directors
Following the recent appointment of Stu Bergen as Director, the composition of the board of directors of Deezer is as follows:
- Iris Knobloch, Chairwoman of the board;
- Guillaume d’Hauteville, Vice-chairman of the board;
- Valérie Accary, Director;
- Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht, Director;
- Ingrid Bojner, Director;
- Stu Bergen, Director;
- Sophie Guieysse, Chairwoman of the nomination and remuneration committee and Director;
- Matthieu Pigasse, Director;
- Mark Simonian, Director;
- Mari Thjømøe, Chairwoman of the audit committee and Director.
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Deezer is one of the largest independent music streaming platforms in the world, with more than 90 million tracks available in 180 countries, providing access to lossless HiFi audio, innovative recommendation technology and industry defining features. As the home of music, Deezer brings artists and fans together on a scalable and global platform, to unlock the full potential of music through technology. Founded in 2007 in Paris, Deezer is now a global company with a team of over 600 people based in France, Germany, UK, Brazil and the US, all brought together by their passion for music, technology and innovation. Deezer is listed on the Professional Segment of Euronext Paris (Ticker: DEEZR. ISIN: FR001400AYG6) and is also part of the newly-created Euronext Tech Leaders segment, dedicated to European high-growth tech companies, and its associated index.
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