Omnifone appoint new CEO

By | Published on Monday 19 April 2010

Digital music service provider Omnifone announced on Friday that they had appointed a new Chief Executive, in the form of Jeff Hughes, a former EVP for BSkyB. Founder and previous CEO Rob Lewis will stay with the company but in an Executive Chairman role. Hughes will oversee the day to day management of the company while Lewis will now focus on “key stakeholder relations”.

As much previously reported, although not consumer facing, Omnifone powers a wide range of digital music services around the world, and owns the MusicStation brand utilised by various mobile networks across the globe. Although initially specialising in mobile-based services, Omnifone have moved into the PC-based digital music market in the last year as well, powering the Sky Songs service and striking up a partnership with HP. 

Confirming Hughes appointment, Lewis told CMU: “I’m delighted that Jeff has joined the Omnifone management team. Coming from one of the world’s leading ‘triple play’ subscription businesses, which is used by some 25% of UK households today, Jeff brings a wealth of experience to Omnifone as it prepares for global expansion. His managerial skill set and experience, combined with our expanded executive team, will facilitate the rapid growth of Omnifone’s cloud based digital content services internationally, ensuring that Omnifone is ready to deliver digital media services to tens of millions of subscribers on a global basis over the next few years”.