Discovery Networks International chief operating officer Sahar Elhabashi is leaving the company. DNI said that she will not be replaced.
As COO, Elhabashi handled the day-to-day running of the international business. Her departure comes soon after that of Greg Ricca, whose departure as president and CEO of international was announced last December. Like Ricca, Elhabashi joined Discovery in 2007. Both were former MTV executives.
Separately, DNI announced that Luis Silberwasser is taking the newly created role of international head of content. He will report to Mark Hollinger, DNIs recently installed president and CEO. Discovery said it has created the role to Âaccelerate DNIÂs ratings success across the companyÂs global channel portfolio of over 100 networksÂ.
Silberwasser has been at Discovery since 1998 and is currently senior vice-president of the content group for Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic and general manager US Hispanic Networks.