Music Industry News Network [10-19-2017]

Sebastiaan Van Welie Named As Chief Financial Officer, Warner Music Benelux


Sebastiaan Van Welie has been named as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Warner Music Benelux. He will start in the post on 13th November and report to Martin Jessurun, President, Warner Music Benelux.

Sebastiaan Van Welie says: "I'm delighted to be joining Martin and the team at Warner Music Benelux. I've always been a massive music fan, so to be able to work in the business is a dream come true. I hope to bring my experience in other sectors to the team as we further develop a business plan geared to driving growth."

Martin Jessurun adds: "Sebastiaan will be a great asset to the Warner Music Benelux team. He is a talented and skilled executive with a strong track record of business strategy development and implementation. He's helped transform teams and improve employee engagement with a focus on the bottom line and long-term goals. We can't wait for him to join us."

Van Welie previously worked at Ampelmann Operations BV, a specialist in transferring people and cargo to offshore installations such as oil and gas rigs, where he held the job of Finance Director.

He started his career working for Heineken NV, the leading international brewing company, where he held various roles in the company's finance team between 2002 and 2008. He then joined TomTom NV, a global leader in traffic, navigation and mapping products, rising to the position of Finance Director (VP) Automotive, a position he held until 2016.

Van Welie holds degrees in financial management, business and law from the University of Amsterdam and Maastricht University.

Warner Music Benelux is home to local artists including Ali B, BOEF, Clouseau, Nick & Simon, Soufiane Eddyani, The ColorGrey and Trijntje Oosterhuis.


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