Warner Music Group (WMG) named Tsvi Gal senior vice president and chief information officer. Based in New York, Mr. Gal will report to WMG executive vice president and CFO Helen Murphy.
Mr. Gal is moving from the role of president at AT&T’s ATT.com, where he was responsible for AT&T’s E-Business and E-commerce activities.
In his new role, Mr. Gal will oversee WMG’s global IT operations and will focus on creating and maximizing the opportunities presented by both new technologies and music industry initiatives. He will also supervise the integration of WMG’s global systems and maximize technology opportunities within AOL Time Warner.
In making the announcement, Murphy said, “We are pleased to welcome an executive with Tsvi’s global technical expertise to our team. As a proven innovator in consumer electronic businesses with a stellar track record, Tsvi is uniquely suited to lead our IT team as the music business transitions to a digital world.”
Mr. Gal joined ATT.com in March 2000 in the role of president. In this position, he was responsible for revitalizing AT&T’s presence in the market and ensuring its transition into a modern era electronic business marketleader.
Before joining ATT.com, Mr. Gal was the chief technology officer, enterprise technology services at Merrill Lynch & Co where he helped building the MLOL – Merrill Lynch’s electronic trading. From 1996 to 1999, he was executive vice president and CIO of North America Applications ABN AMRO Bank, one of the world’s largest global banks.
Prior to ABN AMRO Bank, Mr. Gal served in various positions including senior vice president and chief technology officer at Bank of America from 1993 to 1996 and vice president Information Technology at Wells Fargo Bank from 1987 to 1993.
Mr. Gal is a high honors computer science graduate of Rutgers University. He holds a Masters of Business degree from Golden Gate University. In 2001, he was awarded the Einstein award for achievements in Science and Technology presented to him by the state of Israel president Mr. Moshe Katzav. Mr. Gal is the co-author of “Distributed Computing Management” and serves on the Board of Directors at Fortel and Exigen as well as Stanford University’s advisory board.