Deezer appoints new CEO to lead global operations

Hans-Holger-AlbrechtMusic streaming service Deezer who announced earlier this year that its CEO, Axel Deuchez, was stepping down by September, has finally made the appointment for the position. Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht will take the chair by February 1st 2015.

The major Spotify-rival who has launched in the US  last September market has been long preparing to speed up its expansion in North America.

Albrecht will also join the board of directors at Deezer, according to the press release. Previously, Albrecht was the president and CEO of telecom and media group Millicom and leading European media group Modern Times.

Didier Bench, Chairman of the Board, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Hans-Holger to Deezer. We’ve worked with him before and know he brings real expertise from the Telco, Entertainment and Services sectors in the workings of subscription models, video and Pay for TV, Radio and advertising.”

Hans-Holger Albrecht said. “This is a company that has already built a substantial user base of 16 million people in more than 180 countries. It has come a long way already and become a thriving, pioneering company that is helping to redefine the way we all discover and enjoy music.”

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