Renaud Loranger will join Pentatone as vice president for artists and repertoire on 1 November.
He will be tasked with developing the label’s roster and expanding its activities internationally.
He succeeds co-founder and current A&R director Job Maarse, who will remain with the company in an advisory capacity.
Loranger began his career as a dramaturg with Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. He became executive producer with Deutsche Grammophon in 2011, for which he oversaw the label’s opera productions and key vocal releases and collaborated with a number of artists on recording projects, and gained responsibility for the label’s French division in 2015.
He described the new role as ‘a wonderful new chapter’.
Dirk Jan Vink, Pentatone’s managing director, said that Loranger would bring ‘unparalleled creative leadership to the label’. Praising his ‘truly extraordinary network’, he expressed confidence that Loranger would build on the company’s successes and develop ‘a bold, quality-driven vision for the company and its artists.’