Jonny Thompson is Director of International at Nichion, Inc. Nichion, which is owned by the TBS television network, is one of Japan’s largest and most successful music publishing companies. Mr. Thompson’s career began in 1990 when he joined the Japanese label MMG Records as Manager of International Liaison. In 1994, with the acquisition of MMG Records by Warner Music, Mr. Thompson joined Warner Music Japan where he became Executive Assistant to the Chairman, and, in 1996, Assistant General Manager for International. In 1999, Mr. Thompson joined Smile Music Publishing, the music publishing division of local Japanese artist management agency Smile, as Director of New Media Development. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Thompson served as A&R Director and General Manager for International at Victor Entertainment and JVC Entertainment Networks. In 2005, Mr. Thompson joined Nichion, Inc. as General Manager for International, with responsibility for overseeing the marketing and management of Nichion’s broad number of International catalogues, including serving as Managing Director of Peer Music K.K. In 2015 Mr. Thompson was appointed to Nichion’s Board of Directors as Director of International.