Pierluigi Gazzolo upped to COO of MTV Int'l

Exec has been with company more than 15 years

MIAMI -- Pierluigi Gazzolo, current president of MTV Networks Latin America (MTVNLA), has been promoted to the position of COO for MTV Networks International. Gazzolo succeeds Alex Ferrai who is now COO for the Music & Logo Group under MTV Networks in the U.S.

Gazzolo will continue in his role as president of MTVN Latin America until someone else is named to the post. He continues to report to Bob Bakish, president of MTV Networks International. In his new role as COO, Gazzolo will head MTV Networks' international operations and guide the company's growth and expansion.

Gazzolo has been with MTV Networks Latin America for more than 15 years, and in 2005 was appointed president MTV Networks Latin America. Under his stewardship, MTV Latin America has seen double digit growth year-on-year and increased its development of local content.