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Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen, STIM CEO. Photo by: Johan Olsson.
Nyhet10 February 2021
In setting out a strategic direction for the organisation, the board of STIM has decided to appoint a new CEO. This decision has been reached in dialogue and agreement with the current CEO, Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen, and means that he will be leaving his post in May this year.

Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen has been CEO of STIM since 2014. During this time, the organisation has undergone significant changes to increase its competitiveness and to meet the challenges of increased digitalisation and globalisation in the music business.

– I would like to thank Karsten warmly for his brilliant contributions to STIM and all our members during his seven years as CEO, he will leave a considerable void. Karsten has implemented tremendous changes in STIM, leading to increased revenues for creators and publishers and an operation focused on the needs of both the rightholders and our customers, says Carina Brorman, Chair of STIM.

– I'm incredibly proud and grateful to have had the privilege of leading an organisation as incredible as STIM. We have one of the most important missions – to ensure that songwriters, composers and music publishers can continue to create new music. I have carried out most of the changes that I envisaged when I started at STIM. Now, as we formulate a new strategic direction, it is time for me to step aside and let a new leadership take over to advance STIM even further, says Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen.

– We envisage a development with STIM as the connecting enabler within music and culture to an even higher degree than today. Our challenges are increasingly international and global, and we must meet them to a greater extent in collaboration with others. The foundation built by the employees of STIM under Karsten’s management provides an excellent starting point for this journey, concludes Carina Brorman.

The Board of Directors has initiated a process to recruit a new CEO.