Cécile Rap-Veber holds a master's degree in contract law and private international law and a certificate of aptitude for the legal profession (Capa) from the Paris Bar.
A lawyer at the Paris Court of Appeals, she joined Universal Music France in 2000, where she was Director of Legal & Business Affairs, then Director of Universal Music Consulting & Content (UMCC) until 2013.
She joined Sacem in 2013 as Director of Licensing and a member of the Executive Committee. In 2016, her responsibilities were extended to International, in 2019 to Operations and in 2020 to Development.
In these various roles, she was in charge of negotiation and collections relating to media, phonographic and videographic formats, digital exploitation, private copying and international. She oversaw the management of Sacem's repertoire and the distribution of the royalties collected for the exploitation of works in Sacem's repertoire in France and abroad. She was also responsible for the development and management of online mandates entrusted to Sacem by British and American publishers - including UMPG, Wixen, Warner Chappell, Impel, Wise Music - and initiated and supervised the deployment of the global digital data processing and BI platform known as URights.
Cécile Rap-Veber is also CEO of the Society for the Administration of Mechanical Reproduction Rights (SDRM). She is Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Copie France and a member of the board of Directors of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (Cisac), and of the Centre national de la musique (CNM).
In October 2021, Cécile Rap-Veber was appointed as CEO of Sacem.