Olivier Robert-Murphy

Olivier Robert-Murphy
Olivier Robert-Murphy
Born July 3, 1966 (1966-07-03) (age 45)
Toulouse, France
Nationality French/British
Occupation Music Executive
New Business at UMG

Olivier Robert-Murphy is Global head of New Business at Universal Music Group.[1]


Robert-Murphy had his first taste of the music industry by financing his studies through chauffeuring music artists around Paris.[2]

After serving as an officer in the French Air Force, he began at Procter & Gamble as a Key Account Manager. From there, he joined the entertainment industry at PolyGram Video France. For 5 years, he marketed and launched hundreds of audio visual products.

Through the merger of PolyGram and Universal, he advanced to Vice President of Marketing at Universal Pictures International Video. Robert-Murphy joined Universal Music Group in 2001, where he launched the audio visual department. He now heads the newly created Business Development International.

In October 2011, Oliver received the Award of 'The Most Influential French Londoner' in the business section, at an event hosted by Chez Gerard and Ici-Londres[3]

Olivier will be part of the selection jury for the midem marketing campaign competition in January 2012.[4]

Further Information

In 2010 Olivier took part in documentary "Londres, Sixieme Ville Francaise" (London, Sixth City of France)[5] on France 5 which portrayed French Nationals living and working in London. The English capital has become the sixth French city by population with over 300,000 French people living there.

Olivier is a keen drummer and plays for a blues band in London.[6]

He actively participates in Taekwondo competitions and is an avid Skier and football (soccer) fan, both watching and playing. [7]


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