Olivier Robert-Murphy
Global Head of New Business, Universal Music Group

Originally from Toulouse, France, Olivier had his first taste of the music industry by financing his studies through chauffeuring music artists around Paris. After serving as an officer in the French Air Force, he began at Procter & Gamble as a Key Account Manager, before joining the entertainment industry at PolyGram Video France.  For 5 years he marketed and launched hundreds of audio-visual products, ultimately advancing to Vice President of Marketing at Universal Pictures International Video and relocating to London.

Since 2001, he has been with Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, where after launching the audio-visual department, and whilst doing an MBA at the London Business School, Olivier was given the added responsibility of managing the Strategic Marketing Division. He now heads up Universal Music & Brands globally, providing innovative and entertaining business solutions to brands.