Manuel Abud has been named CEO of The Latin Recording Academy.
He starts his new leadership role on August 1, taking over the reins from outgoing President and CEO Gabriel Abaroa, Jr.
Abaroa will become President Emeritus, a senior advisory role that will include working on assigned strategic projects while assisting Abud in the transition.
Formerly a longtime Spanish-language television executive, Abud joined The Latin Recording Academy in 2019 as COO, leading an internal reorganization and pushing to organization towards digital content development.
Abud was previously President and CEO of Aztecá América, negotiating the sale of the U.S. network to HC2 Holdings in November 2017. Before that, he spent 14 years at NBCUniversal in several leadership positions, including president of the Telemundo Station Group, TV station president and GM in Los Angeles and Dallas, and president of Telemundo Cable.