Scripps Networks Interactive Appoints Eduardo Hauser MD, Latin America and Caribbean
What: Scripps Networks Interactive has announced the appointment of media and technology veteran Eduardo Hauser to the position of Managing Director, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Why it matters: Hauser will be responsible for the strategic direction and daily operation of the company’s businesses across Latin America, which currently include Food Network as well as the company’s distribution across the Caribbean.
Scripps Networks Interactive has announced the appointment of media and technology veteran Eduardo Hauser to the position of Managing Director, Latin America and the Caribbean. Hauser joins the company on March 7 and will be based in Miami.
As Managing Director, Hauser will be responsible for the strategic direction and daily operation of the company’s businesses across Latin America, which currently include Food Network as well as the company’s distribution across the Caribbean. He will be tasked with identifying and evaluating growth opportunities across the region including potential new network launches, joint ventures and key partnerships across multiple platforms and distribution channels.
Earlier in his career, Hauser created the partnership between Cisneros and Aol to launch Aol in Latin America; he also played an integral role in creating the joint venture between Hughes Electronics, Cisneros, Mexico’s Multivision and Brazil’s Grupo Abril to launch DIRECTV Latin America. Prior to joining Aol as Executive Vice President for Latin America, he spent 10 years with Cisneros, most recently as Managing Director, Office of the Chairman. Hauser has also held senior leadership roles with Cricket Media and Venevision.
Additionally, Hauser has developed two other businesses – Hauser & Co., an investment and advisory firm focused on media, technology, education and restaurants, and DailyMe, a start-up offering personalization technology focused on the genre of news. Hauser also helped develop Soy TED, a TV format based on the TED Talks series targeting the Spanish-speaking audience.
Hauser holds a J.D. from Venezuela's Universidad Catolica Andres Bello and a Master of Law degree (LLM) from Duke University. He also serves or has served on the boards of public, private and non-profit organizations including Ring Central, NPR, Vme Media, Pine Crest School, Knight Foundation and Duke University School of Law.
“Eduardo’s extensive pan-regional media experience coupled with his astute vision and entrepreneurial spirit will position Scripps Networks well as we look to evolve and expand our business across Latin America,” said Jim Samples, President, International, to whom Hauser will report. “Latin America is a rich media center, and with Eduardo at the helm, we are confident that we will be able to realize our full growth potential.”
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