Deezer, the global audio streaming service and member of the Next40, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gitte Bendzulla as new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective April 19th 2022.
Reporting directly into Deezer’s CEO, Jeronimo Folgueira, Gitte will oversee several parts of the operations, ensuring the highest level of operational efficiency and excellence for Deezer. She will work closely with Jeronimo and the rest of the management team to implement the company’s ambitious growth plans, and will be based in Deezer’s HQ in Paris.
“I am thrilled to be welcoming Gitte to Deezer. I’m fortunate to know Gitte well from working with her in my previous role, and I know she will be extremely valuable to help us unlock the full potential of Deezer in this new phase of growth. As a seasoned executive, with a strong experience working for Tech companies, I am confident Gitte will be a tremendous asset as we continue to manage our growth, scale our operations and execute our strategic plan” said Jeronimo, CEO of Deezer.
Gitte brings nearly 20 years of experience in COO and senior roles. She joins Deezer from Spark Networks SE, America’s second largest dating company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, where she served as Managing Director and COO. Prior to that, Gitte held several senior positions on a European and global scale with companies such as Juniper Networks and APM Terminals in The Netherlands, Eaton Industries in Switzerland, and SITA Suez Group in Germany. Gitte is admitted to the German bar and holds a master’s degree from the University of Bayreuth in Germany.
“I am excited to join Deezer, the company that lives and breathes passion, innovation and uniqueness by bringing music to millions of people every day. Built by its awesome employees, its amazing culture, its distinctive curation of music, pioneering technology and approach to the market, Deezer has set the stage for success in a highly competitive and complex industry in the past years. I am very much looking forward to helping all the teams to successfully structure and deliver the ambitious strategic roadmap ahead.” said Gitte Bendzulla.