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Jenny Bryant joins EMI

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Jenny Bryant takes up the global position of president, human resources, at EMI Music on 29 June

- What does your new job involve?

I will be leading EMI Music's global HR team, based out of London. That's the functional part of my role. The other part is to ensure HR makes a strong contribution on EMI's executive committee.

- What attracted you to the role?

Music is a passion of mine and I've always believed that people give their best when they love the brand and the products they represent. The people I've met at EMI are committed to returning it to its former greatness in an industry which has faced difficult challenges as it has moved from a traditional physical business towards a digital model. And we have such great artists! Talent-spotting and talent development are the most exciting components of an HR role - how exciting is it to be in a business where people have to apply that to identifying talent that is transportable from gigs in small clubs to being successful on the international stage?

- What experience do you bring?

I have worked in marketing and manufacturing as well as HR and so I try to keep the line manager's perspective in mind. I've worked in great blue-chip businesses all over the world and in my last role at Vodafone I was able to share in the excitement of emerging markets, from India to Egypt and South Africa.

- What is the greatest challenge over the next year?

To make EMI the number-one consumer-led global music business. This means we need to continue to bring in and to unite talented people around a new and winning business model.