Syco Entertainment, the Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment joint venture, today announced that the new worldwide CEO is Charles Garland, reports Deadline.com. This is a promotion from his role as COO.
“Syco is a global business operating across 167 countries, working alongside the world’s most important commercial clients and talent," Cowell said in a statement. "I want to build on that success to ensure that Syco is one of the most important and respected entertainment businesses in the world. I have a fantastic team of people at Syco and wanted someone they respected and trusted. I am therefore delighted to confirm Charles as CEO of Syco.”
Also in the press statement, Doug Morris, chairman and CEO of Sony Music, added: “I am pleased to have Charles operating in this important role. He is a proven leader who along with the Syco team will continue to build on Syco’s successes and further expand Syco’s worldwide businesses.”