The Latin Recording Academy announced a series of newly elected officials to its Board of Trustees on Thursday (Sept. 13).
Eduardo Hütt, Chairman of Bain & Company in Mexico and Central America, was elected the Chair of the Board of Trustees. Hütt has over 25 years of experience in management consulting in the region with a focus media and entertainment. Hütt previously was president and managing director of EMI Music Argentina.
Eva Cebrián joins the Board of Trustees as Vice Chair. Cebrián has an extensive background in radio which has allowed her to become the leader of a group of radio stations in Spain such as PRISA Radio, which includes Cadena Dial, Máxima FM, M80 Radio and Radiolé, in addition to Los40.com.
Aloysio Reis was elected Secretary to the board. Reis has been the general director of Sony/ATV Music Publishing in Brazil for 13 years, and is a member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Union of Songwriters, the largest songwriters’ association in Brazil. Previously, he worked at CBS/Sony Music and EMI Music in Brazil, Mexico and England. Reis’ songs have been recorded by top artists such as Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan and others.
Javier Aguirre joins the Board of Trustees as Treasurer. Aguirre currently serves as a personal advisor to the CEO of Cisneros Corporation and provides strategic advice on financial and corporate matters. Aguirre has 15 years of experience with managing corporate finances and family office functions as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cisneros Corporation. He also served as an advisor for a series entertainment investments, including Univision, DirecTV, AOL Latin America and more.
Laura Tesoriero was elected Chair Emeritus, leaving her previous role as Chair of the Board and replacing maestro Luis Cobos.
Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy, said “As The Latin Recording Academy prepares for the beginning of its third decade, a new Board of Trustees is challenged with continuing our mission of promoting Latin music internationally, but also preserving iconic genres in the evolving music community while providing financial and logistical support to the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. ” She added: “I look forward to working closely with this very diverse and talented group of professionals while advancing the development and outreach of The Latin Recording Academy and the Latin GRAMMY brand.”
The Board of Trustees meet twice per year to discuss and chart goals, create policies and set priorities for The Latin Recording Academy.