Amy Wheatley and Negla Abdela promoted at Ministry of Sound
Amy Wheatley has been promoted to Managing Director at Ministry of Sound, while Negla Abdela has been promoted to General Manager. Both executives will report to Dipesh Parmar, President of Ministry of Sound.
“I’m absolutely delighted for both Amy and Negla to take key positions within the label,” said Dipesh. “Negla’s digital nuance has helped Ministry excel in the world of online engagement and Amy is a leader in every sense. Her drive and passion for both the roster and the team make her one of the most respected and dynamic executives in the business. We all share the same vision for the label and the artists we want to sign. We’ve had one of our best years of growth in the business and I’m excited they will help to oversee the label’s continued domination, not just in electronic music but in the artist development space.”
Amy joined Ministry of Sound in 2017 as General Manager. She has worked closely with Dipesh, who was promoted to President in June 2020, to oversee the label’s accelerated growth, roster expansion and the integration of playlisting and compilations within the frontline label.
“My Ministry journey has been amazing so far,” said Amy. “It’s an incredibly exciting time for the label, we have lots more to achieve and with the driven, creative and passionate team as well as the amazing artists we work with, this is just the beginning and I couldn’t be prouder to step into this role and help accomplish this. Huge thank you to Dipesh and Jason for the support, trust and guidance and massive congratulations to Negla, who thoroughly deserves her promotion.”
Negla started at Ministry of Sound in 2015 as a Social Media Channel Manager, before being promoted to Head of Digital in 2018. She has led the digital strategy across the label’s diverse roster, as well as the prominent Ministry of Sound playlist brand.
“I’ve found a home at Ministry mainly thanks to Dipesh and Amy for giving me autonomy, room to grow and the space to be myself,” said Negla. “Their trust in me has been invaluable over the last four years, as well as the support the label has had from Jason. I’m really excited to be stepping into 2021 in this role. It’s important to see more women in leadership positions, especially Black women as it shows that it is achievable no matter what your background is. This is the best way to top off the amazing year we had and I’m so proud of our whole team.”
Last year, Ministry of Sound achieved success with a string of hits including SAINt JHN’s ‘Roses’, which was the third best-selling single of 2020, Regard’s x2 Platinum hit ‘Ride It’ and follow-up record ‘Secrets’, Doja Cat‘s ‘Say So’, Paul Woolford & Diplo’s ‘Looking For Me’, Sigala and James Arthur’s ‘Lasting Lover’ and Tate McRae’s ‘You Broke Me First’. Together, they have also helped to deliver multi-Platinum-selling campaigns for Sigala, Marshmello, Riton x Oliver Heldens and London Grammar, who achieved their first No.1 album at the label with Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.