Andrew Davis joins Sony Music Entertainment in the position of executive vp and global chief human resources officer, with effect from early January 2021.
Based in New York, Davis will be tasked with leading the music major’s global human resources activities, which include talent acquisition, talent management, compensation and benefits, and take on responsible for organizational development across Sony Music’s global operations.
Davis brings to the role a wealth of international experience with blue chip companies. Born in Jamaica, he most recently served as chief human resources and inclusion officer for home construction and real estate company Lennar Corporation, and before that, led the human resources teams and strategies at The Coca-Cola Company.
During his decade-long stint at the beverage giant, he led the Southeast Asia human resource function while based in Cambodia. Earlier in his career, Davis worked with BET, Yum Brands and Best Buy.
At Sony Music, Davis will report to Rob Stringer, chairman, Sony Music Group and Kevin Kelleher, COO, SME.
“Advancing our Human Resources policies and strategies is a top priority for our company to grow our workplace worldwide,” comments Stringer. Davis, he continues, will be expected make an “important contribution to our company’s future.”
Davis, adds Kelleher, “brings his deep expertise in building progressive Human Resources initiatives and will work closely with all of our divisions.”
Across his career, Davis has been feted by multiple organizations. He’s the recipient of the Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation Captain of Industry Award.
“It’s an exciting time to join Sony Music Entertainment,” comments Davis. “Now more than ever, music is the antidote for isolation and provides an increased sense of community. Music has always been one of the cornerstones of my life, so having an opportunity to work in my passion is truly a personal and professional privilege. I look forward to partnering with my new SME family to build on the success of the business by championing a culture of excellence and innovation.”