Andrew Gumpert has been promoted to president of worldwide business affairs and operations at Columbia Pictures.

Gumpert will work closely with Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad while also serving as a key strategic advisor to Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Michael Lynton and co-chairman Amy Pascal, to whom he will jointly report.

In his time at Columbia, Gumpert has overseen negotiations for the Spider-Man reboot, Men in Black III, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, The Social Network, Grown Ups and the upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, among others.

Gumpert joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2005 as executive vice-president of business affairs for Columbia and was promoted to president of business affairs and administration for the label in 2008.

He previously led business and legal affairs for Miramax’s Dimension Films division for seven years.