Laurent is the CEO of Kobalt. He joined Kobalt in 2016 as President and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Today, he oversees Kobalt’s global publishing division and neighbouring rights’ divisions as well as AWAL. Prior to joining Kobalt, he served as President, Marketing & Creative, at BMG, where he played a central role in reestablishing BMG as a global music powerhouse. Previously, he was the Worldwide COO for BMG Music Publishing.
A native of France, Laurent Hubert, has over twenty years of international general management experience including twelve years in senior management roles within the music publishing industry.
Under Hubert’s leadership at BMG, the company soared from a small independent music publisher to one of the largest music publishers in the world and the first new global player in the recordings business in decades.
Prior to BMG, Hubert was a partner at Parthian Strategies, a media advisory boutique. At Parthian, he worked on a number of catalog valuation assignments on behalf of financial sponsors.
Before joining the music industry, Hubert spent eight years in various marketing roles for Club Med where he spearheaded and directed many projects including opening new market segments and increasing brand visibility and sales.
He holds a management degree from the Ecole des Dirigeants & Createurs d’Entreprises in Paris, and a Master of International Affairs with a concentration in International Business and Finance from Columbia University in New York. Hubert is also a private pilot with over 1,500 hours of flying time.