AMC Networks International – Latin America (AMCNI – Latin America) has announced the appointment of Alejandro Kember as its new Vice President of Affiliate Distribution for Latin America. Kember, a seasoned executive within the pay-TV industry, will be based at the company’s regional headquarters in Miami and will report to Ed Palluth, AMC Networks International’s Executive Vice President of Global Distribution.
In his new position, Kember will supervise all distribution initiatives related to AMCNI Latin America’s network portfolio, which includes AMC, SundanceTV, El Gourmet, Más Chic, Film & Arts and Europa Europa. Kember will also be responsible for the company’s affiliate relations across the region.
“Alejandro has played a key role in driving our portfolio’s rapid growth in recent years, as well as in the design and implementation of our launch strategy for the Andean Region, Southern Cone and Caribbean markets,” Palluth remarked. “We are confident that in this new role, Alejandro will help accelerate our position as one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in Latin America.”
“AMC Networks International is committed to providing opportunities to executives with talent and ambition, qualities that Alejandro has demonstrated and that fully justify his promotion. We are proud to have Alejandro on our management team and we are confident he will make a substantial contribution to the continued development of our business in Latin America,” said Eduardo Zulueta, President of AMC Networks International Iberia & Latin America.
Kember previously served as AMCNI’s Vice President for Distribution in the Southern Cone, Andean Region and Caribbean, where he was responsible for contract negotiation and renegotiation, sales and marketing strategy, new product development and building the Southern Cone sales team. Prior to this role, he was Vice President for Affiliate Sales and Distribution for the Andean Region and the Southern Cone at Chello Media before the company’s acquisition by AMCNI. He also served as Manager of Southern Cone Sales and Distribution at Pramer, where he got his start as a sales executive for Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Central America.