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Discovery’s long-term Latin America president is to step down and be replaced by the current GM for Brazil and the Southern Cone.

enrique martinez discovery 11 october 2017Enrique Martínez, who has served as president and MD of Discovery Latin America/US Hispanic for 17 years, will retire at the end of the year, though he will stay on in an advisory capacity for Discovery Networks International.

“His unparalleled vision and expertise in Latin America have built the No 1 international channel group in the region and driven double-digit growth for many years, creating incredible value for Discovery and our shareholders,” said Jean-Briac Perrette, president and CEO, Discovery Networks International.

The seasoned executive will be replaced by Fernando Medin, executive VP and GM for Brazil and the Southern Cone, from 1 January. Medin joined Discovery Communications in 2002 as VP of DLA/USH’s legal department. In 2007 he was chosen to lead the expansion of DLA/USH’s regional office in Brazil, and later the Southern Cone market.

“Fernando Medin has been an integral part of Henry’s management team and has built an incredible business across several markets, with strong client relationships and an impressive team that has grown from 25 people to more than 130 over the past eight years,” Perrette added.