Vico’s Euro Empire Grows

Victor "Vico" Antippas has been stepped up to senior vice president of Universal Music Group International and will now be responsible for more of the company’s European operations.

He’s also been made president of Nordic, Central and Eastern Europe, which includes Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, succeeding the recently retired Theo Roos in both roles.

Zurich-based Antippas had already been in charge of UMGI’s businesses in Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Hungary, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

The appointment, effective May 1st, was announced April 27th by Max Hole, executive vice president for A&R and marketing, to whom Antippas reports.

Antippas joined Universal Music in 1983, and has headed company operations in Greece, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. He was named senior vice president, UMGI, Central and Eastern Europe, in August 2004.

Hole described him as "one of our most experienced executives" and credited him with making "a real difference to the success of our businesses in Central and Eastern Europe," explaining that it’s logical to extend his area of responsibility.