New CEO of Metro LATAM

March 13th, 2015.

Metro International reinforce the management team and makes investments to accelerate the growth in Latin América: Juan Manuel Romero was assigned as CEO of Metro LATAM; Pablo Mazzei as COO Metro LATAM; Octavio Rivas, Sergio Quijano and Felix Caraballo as MD’s of Mexico, Colombia and Puerto Rico; plus the increase of the participation in Colombia and Ecuador.

Metro International is happy to announce the designation of Juan Manuel Romero as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Metro LATAM starting on March 16th, 2015. Juan has an extensive experience in traditional print and digital media, business transformation and M&A. He has worked in several senior management positions in leading international companies like Pearson and Thomson Reuters, in USA, Latin America and Europe. As CEO of Pearson Latin America, Juan took the leadership in the transformation of the editorial printed business into a digital services and content provider. When he was Vice President of Thomson Reuters Regulatory (IOB) in Brazil, he led the launch of IOB Online. The appointment of Juan marks a new phase of Metro in Latin America: in addition to consolidate and continue the growth in the current business, Metro will intensify the development of digital and mobile platforms.
Pablo Mazzei is nominated as Chief Operating Officer (COO), reinforcing the Metro LATAM team. Pablo, who actually works as Executive Vice President of Metro LATAM, has played a key role in the regional expansion of the company, product development and platforms. Under Pablo’s management, Metro has secured the presence in 9 Latin American countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Additionally, Octavio Rivas, Sergio Quijano and Felix Caraballo were designated as Managing Directors (MD’s) of the operations of Mexico, Colombia and Puerto Rico respectively. Before their nomination Octavio was Sales Manager of the newspaper “El Universal” in Mexico, Sergio was Digital Manager of the Media Group “Semana” in Colombia and Felix was Sales Manager of Metro Puerto Rico. All of them count with a huge media experience, within digital industry and business development.

Finally in addition to the team reinforcement, Metro International increases their equity participation in Colombia and Ecuador, having majority control in both operations. With this investment Metro intensifies and accelerates their strategy of growth and digital transformation.
“I feel inspired by working with so talented groups in the region and we will continue delivering growth and profits for our shareholders” says Marco Sodi, Non – Executive Chairman of Metro International.

For more info, please contact:

Juan Romero, CEO Metro LATAM / Pablo Mazzei, COO Metro LATAM Phone: +56224215900
About Metro international Metro is the largest international newspaper in the world. Metro is published in over 100 major cities in 22 countries across Europe, North & South America and Asia. Metro has a unique global reach, attracting a young, active, well-educated Metropolitan audience of over 18 million daily readers.

 

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