Warner Music man named CEO of MQA

Music technology company MQA has appointed Warner Music executive Mike Jbara (pictured) as its new CEO.

As chief executive, he will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the company and will also sit on the board of MQA Ltd.

Bob Stuart, chairman and founder of MQA, said: “We are delighted to have Mike join us to take the helm as MQA moves into this next phase. Our mission is to improve the quality of distributed music and to help connect artists to fans. I have known Mike professionally for many years and have immense respect for his technical and industry insight and knowledge, as well as interpersonal and organisational skills. Mike is a good friend and we are looking forward to developing the MQA business together.”

Mr Jbara joins from Warner Music Group, where he held various roles such as head of ADA Worldwide, president of WEA Corp and most recently executive vice-president of technology and business process.

“I am inspired by the principles that have led to the creation of MQA – a commitment to sound quality, intuitive and natural consumer experiences, and the tireless advocacy for the artists’ music,” said Mr Jbara. “I have had the great fortune to work closely with Bob Stuart and develop a partnership and friendship rarely found. The MQA team is exceptional. I could not imagine anything more exciting than to join this team and pursue that vision.”