Finance director & procurement, Universal Music Group International
« To do my job, you first of all need to be very open minded as you need to learn from everybody and understand cultural differences »
Matthijs Bakker is Finance director & procurement at Universal Music Group International headquarters in London. In this video interview, he talks about his career path and explains the outlines of his position. His tasks are multidisciplinary as they include CSR ( corporate social responsibility), management control and supply chain. As Universal Music Group has a global presence, he also highlights the importance of taking into account the national differences – notably in terms of copyright and rights of artists : “Not all countries have copyright collecting societies, some countries do some countries don’t”.