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Changing Places LatAm:Jorge Portugal, Guilherme Ribenboim, Matthew Drinkwater, Juan Acosta…


People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.

:::  Jorge Portugal –  Volkswagen Brazil ::: Twitter – Guilherme Ribenboim – Matthew Drinkwater ::: VIMN –  Juan Acosta – Federico Cuervo – Tiago Worcman  ::: 2btube – Jesus Perezagua – Punit Goenka – Sean Cohan :::

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descargaJorge Portugal has been appointed Vice President of sales and marketing at Volkswagen Brazil. He will replace Ralf-Jochen Berckhan. During the last three years, Portugal served as executive vice president of sales and marketing for the Argentina operation. Jorge Portugal began his career with Volkswagen in 1998.

2dDdk-Uh_400x400Twitter has announced some new appointments:




guilhermeGuilherme Ribenboim as Vice President of Latin America.In addition to heading the company in the Brazilian market, Ribenboim will now be responsible of the Latin American sales team, managing the offices in Mexico, Colombia and soon in Miami.He will also be in charge of sustaining relations with business partners in each region. Before he agreed to take on the role as Regional Vice President, Ribenboim, handled the business in Brazil. Prior to that, he was CEO at ClickOn, a shopping site in South America, he was also VP at Yahoo Latin America and US Hispanic business.

39532c4Matthew Drinkwater, executive at Twitter, has been appointed Agencies Relations Director for Latin America, a role he will perform from Miami, where Twitter plans to open offices in the next quarter. Before taking up this job, Drinkwater established and led Brazil business operations, serving the needs of small and medium enterprises.Read more.


2LL17Ghs_400x400Viacom International Media Networks has made a series of promotions at its Americas division, while its distribution arm has secured a local version of The Daily Show in Europe.




descarga (1)Miami-based Juan Acosta, previously VIMN Americas chief financial officer, has been appointed chief operating officer.Acosta will be responsible for VIMN’s portfolio of brands including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount Channel and Tr3 in Latin America, Canada and the US Hispanic market.



5861_468Federico Cuervo, who is based in Buenos Aires, has been named senior VP of entertainment brands. Cuervo will be responsible for Comedy Central and the Paramount Channel in Latin America and Worcman will handle MTV and Tr3 in the US Hispanic market plus VH1 in Latin America.



descarga (2)Sao Paolo-based Tiago Worcman has been appointed senior VP of music brands for VIMN Americas.




oY9hm2VY_400x4002btube has announced its board of directors.The new Board Members of 2btube are:





Jesus-Perezagua-e1395660086450Jesus Perezagua, who until recently was president Europe and Africa at Fox International Channels where he began his career in 2003, joining the group as managing director of FIC Spain and Portugal. From 2005, he headed up the company’s expansion across Eastern and Central Europe as well as Greece and Turkey before taking over for the entire European and African operations in 2011.Before joining Fox International Channels, Perezagua held positions at Fox Kids Entertainment in Spain and at Japanese toy company Bandai Espana. He currently lives in Tokyo where he is advising Fox International Channels Asia.


descarga (3)Punit Goenka, who is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL), India’s second largest media company with an income in excess of USD 750M. Punit is responsible for expanding the company’s global presence across 169 countries, and its reach to over 959 million viewers. ZeeTV is a major presence on YouTube with more then 3.5 million subscribers and 200 million monthly recurring views.


seanSean Cohan, Executive Vice President, International for A+E Networks. Mr. Cohan oversees A+E Networks’ International division, managing the company’s brands, content, and services outside the U.S.  He manages staff in New York, Los Angeles, London, Rome and Singapore, and venture teams across 20 more cities.  The division’s activities include branded channels, content sales and digital media distribution.A graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Cohan holds an MBA from Stanford University.




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