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People on the move: AEG Europe, ASM Global, FKP Scorpio and more…

Featured Image: Wembley Stadium/ASM Global

Featured Image: Wembley Stadium/ASM Global

We round up the latest movements from the ticketing sector and associated industries…

AEG Europe has announced today (Wednesday) that Uwe Frommhold will retire from the role of vice-president and chief operating officer at AEG Germany from February 1, next year.

Frommhold will continue to serve AEG in a consulting role, working across selected projects.

“After careful consideration, and with the support of AEG Europe president and chief executive Alex Hill and AEG Europe COO John Langford, I have decided the time is right to wind down my journey with AEG after 17 years with the company and 22 years in the venue business,” said Frommhold.

ASM Global has appointed Anna Sjölund (pictured right) to the new role of European programming director.

Sjölund will be based out of ASM Global’s Stockholm office and will focus on the growth of the entertainment and venue management company in the Nordics region. Sjölund has switched to ASM Global after a 24 year tenure at Live Nation, having originally joined Thomas Johansson’s EMA Telstar (now Live Nation Sweden) as a production assistant in 2000.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Anna to the ASM Global team. Anna is highly experienced, widely respected, and comes with a vast network within the industry, especially in the Nordics,” said Marie Lindqvist, senior vice-president of operations in Europe for ASM Global.

Event Site Design, a site design and CAD planning specialist, has brought in Glastonbury Festival site manager Jackie Slade as head of design.

Slade has previously worked on projects such as the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and for companies including Vision Nine, Festival Republic and Richmond Event Management.

Promoter FKP Scorpio has appointed Inga Esseling and Ben Rodenberg to lead its tour department from January 1.

Esseling has worked for FKP Scorpio since 2010, starting out initially as an assistant promoter, while Rodenberg joined the company in 2017 when his concert agency Gastspielreisen became part of FKP Scorpio.

Elsewhere, Paul Smyth (pictured left) has been named general manager of Wembley Stadium, moving up from his previous role as head of event operations.

Smyth has been part of the Wembley team since the new stadium opened in 2007. His appointment coincides with the departure of Liam Boylan, who is moving on after nine years to embark on a new venture in the music industry next year.

Former SM Entertainment chief executive Nikki Semin Han recently established a new US-facing K-pop agency and music label, Titan Content. Following Han – who has taken on the role of chair – into the new business is Katie Kang, who has become CEO, chief performance officer Lia Kim and Guiom Lee, who has been made chief visual officer.

You can read our full story on the new K-pop agency, here.

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