Enrique R. Martínez has been named President and Managing Director of Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic (DLA/USH). He was promoted from Executive VP and Managing Director of the company. He has been responsible for commercial and general operations at Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic since 2001.
According to a press release, the change was made “to more accurately reflect Martínez’ leadership of the company’s Latin America division and US Hispanic group as its business has grown in the region.” Martínez is also responsible for Discovery Communications’ business in Canada.
Among his duties, he is responsible for the management and administration of operations across multiple platforms, including the core linear channels, Digital Terrestrial TV and entertainment channels.
Under his leadership, Discovery Networks International’s second quarter 2011 earnings grew 20% to $368 million, contributing significantly to Discovery’s overall growth.