Jackson Wong has been named managing director of Warner Music China.
Wong joins Warner Music Group (WMG) from film production and distribution company Oriental DreamWorks. He will be based in Beijing, reporting to Sam Chen, WMG’s CEO of Greater China.
In his new role, Wong will oversee the day-to-day running of WMG’s Beijing office and will look to grow the company’s business in mainland China. He has held a number of senior positions with global and local media and entertainment companies, covering strategic partnerships and business development, capital markets and investment, branded content, licensing, gaming, digital content and distribution.
Simon Robson, WMG’s Asia president, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Jackson to the Warner Music family. With his entertainment industry experience, combined with Sam Chen’s A&R expertise and Andy Ma’s business development skills, we have the strongest executive team of any music company in China. WMG is therefore well-placed to maximise the enormous potential of the music business in China in the years ahead.”
Wong added: “This is an exciting time to join Warner Music Group. Our local partnerships are enabling us to tap the huge potential of the Chinese market. We are in pole position to effectively monetise the huge consumption of music that is taking place in China.”
Prior to joining Oriental DreamWorks, where he served as general manager of strategy and investment, business development and digital business, he was head of strategy and business development at DMG, a local Chinese media and entertainment conglomerate.
He began his career in KPMG’s technology, media and telecom (TMT) division, advising local and multinational companies, as well as governments, on strategy, investment, development and operations.