Universal Music Group names Samantha Fink SVP, human resources
Ms. Fink brings more than two decades of leadership experience overseeing global human resources teams in North America, Europe and Asia at companies including Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), Prada USA Corp. and James Perse Enterprises.
Most recently, Ms. Fink was a member of Spencer Stuart’s Consumer and Human Resources Practices, based in Los Angeles.
Ms. Fink started her career in marketing at Yves Saint Laurent Beauté and Clarins Paris, before transitioning to an HR role at LVMH, where she was promoted over the years to Vice President of Recruitment and Development for the Americas.
After LVMH, she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Prada USA Corp. She was also promoted to a leadership role with operational responsibility and reported directly to the Prada Group CEO.
Ms. Fink holds a doctorate in organizational anthropology from the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III and a master’s degree in cultural anthropology and comparative linguistics from the Université de Rouen.
She earned a master’s degree in social work administration and policy from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in French literature and cultural studies from Middlebury College.
Ms. Fink holds a bachelor’s degree in French language and literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.