CISAC has announced its new Director General:


"CISAC, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, announces the appointment of Mr. Olivier Hinnewinkelas its new Director General. With 229 members - authors’ societies from 121 countries - CISAC is an international NGO representing about 3 million creators and publishers of artistic works in all genres including music, drama, literature, audio-visual and the visual arts.


Mr. Hinnewinkel was appointed by the CISAC Board of Directors following the 3rd successful edition of its Worldwide Copyright Summit held in Brussels this week. Born in 1964 and a graduate of the IMD business school in Lausanne, Mr. Hinnewinkel brings extensive experience in international management. For the past five years prior to joining CISAC, Olivier Hinnewinkel was CEO and Managing Director of Eurovision Asia-Pacific. Eurovision is the premier distributor of sports and news content for the world’s top broadcast and media platforms. In his various positions with Eurovision Mr. Hinnewinkel has worked on three continents: America, Europe and Asia. He originally joined the organisation in 1996, holding positions of Director of Marketing, Head of Corporate Management and Head of Eurovision Americas."