Changing Places: Julian Porras, Alexandra Lippin, Lywal Salles, Manuel Polanco…

Julian Porras has been appointed CEO of Omnicom Media Group Latin America. He will be based in the Miami office and begin his new role Nov. 1. Mr. Porras comes to OMD after 14 years at StarcomMediaVest.

Alexandra Lippin has been promoted from VP to senior VP of The Lippin Group. She will continue to oversee entertainment events, fashion and lifestyle-communications PR campaigns.

UBS announced that it has strengthened its leadership team in Brazil. Lywal Salles will join UBS as Chairman of UBS Group Brazil and Eduardo Centola will join UBS as Chief Executive Officer of UBS Investment Bank in Brazil.

Karen Barroeta has been named SVP, marketing creative, at Telemundo. In the newly created role, Barroeta will develop positioning for all program-specific and Telemundo brand advertising and promotion. Barroeta will report to Susan Solano Vila, Telemundo’s EVP of marketing. Barroeta’s work will drive continued ratings growth and audience share while building the Telemundo brand in both the domestic U.S. Hispanic and International markets.

Roberto Romagnoli has been named VP of production and entertainment at Azteca America and will further take on the role of director of production and entertainment for TV Azteca.

Manuel Polanco, son of the Grupo Prisa´s founder, has been named President of Sogecable. According to recently reports, Sogecable would be renamed Prisa-TV as the new audiovisual holding of Grupo Prisa. Polanco will be replacing Rodolfo Martin Villa.


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