Pieter van Rijn (NL)
Pieter van Rijn is CEO of FUGA, an industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders. As technology continues to lead a wave of disintermediation, creating new efficiencies, reordering relationships and shifting market paradigms, Pieter regards change as the only constant in the business. Developing flexible and adaptable technology with leading labels, FUGA’s sole role is to provide clients with the tools they require to run their changing businesses more efficiently. FUGA recently partnered with the dotBlockchain Music Project (dotBC) as part of a coalition to spearhead development of a global blockchain ecosystem. The company also has a dedicated team of blockchain developers. Pieter is passionate about blockchain’s potential, particularly to improve transparency and efficiency in the industry. Earlier this year, Pieter spoke at by:Larm, alongside Blokur founder Phil Barry, on demystifying blockchain and how the real developments in the field are yet to come. Taking up the CEO position in May 2014, Pieter’s vision leverages FUGA’s tech and music expertise and is resonating with clients’ needs. Previously a board level management consultant at 3 Rivers, he was active in the media & entertainment industry in the areas of strategy, corporate restructuring and M&A. Before this, Pieter acted as a senior project manager for International Operations/M&A at global TV production company Endemol. Once signed to Sony Music, Pieter is still active as a songwriter in his rare spare time.