CHANGING PLACES LATAM: Groenendaal to oversee Grey Europe, Javier López Casella, Alfredo Bellido, David Caban…
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India’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises has appointed former executives from BBC Worldwide, NBCUniversal and HBO Latin America to lead its fledgling Miami-based operation.The executive team will oversee Zee’s programming and marketing strategies for the US Hispanic market and Latin America. The hires come after Zee launched its own Spanish-language Bollywood movie channel, Zee Mundo, in the US earlier this year.
Javier López Casella, a former VP of distribution and development at the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, has been appointed general manager.
Alfredo Bellido, has been named chief operating officer, having previously worked for firms such as Yahoo!, Viacom and NBCUniversal.
Spanish and Latin American television veteran David Caban has joined as director of programming, having recently worked at AMC Networks Latin America and before that at HBO.
Former BBC Worldwide Channels and MGM Networks Latin America exec Rolando Figueroa has been appointed director of marketing and digital media.
Zee, which claims to reach more than one billion viewers globally, also plans to expand into Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Chile.
Grey has picked Alain Groenendaal, chief executive of its business in Latin America, to oversee its markets in Europe following David Patton’s appointment as global president for Y&R. Groenendaal’s replacement as chief of Grey’s Latin America business will be announced in the coming weeks, the company said.
Inclusion Services, a technological innovation international company, has appointed Pablo Valles as its new Sales Director in Argentina. Prior to this position, he served as Country Manager for ADEPCON in Chile and as Manager for South America and the Caribbean in SAP.
Funrise, Inc. announced two executive appointments to accelerate the company's brand growth strategy and drive international expansion.
Randy Shoemaker has been appointed Vice President Global Brand Marketing, leading the global development, consumer marketing, and retail promotion of all Funrise brands. Mr. Shoemaker joins Funrise from Lionsgate. He will be based out of Funrise's Los Angeles office and will oversee a Global Brand Marketing team with a strong focus on expanding the company's internal portfolio of proprietary and licensed brands.
Martin Good joins Funrise as Vice President International, leading the company's rapid international expansion across Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. As a seasoned business leader with more than 25 years of international sales and operations experience, Good will assume responsibility for managing Funrise's pre-existing global sales and supply chain operations while actively spearheading the company's expansion into new markets. Good previously held senior executive positions at Zenixx, AtGames Cloud and THQ.