Sergio Lopes, who for over a year served as the head of Capitol Latin in the U.S., has left the company. Sources say Lopes' position was eliminated a little over a week ago.
Lopes had been appointed senior VP of Capitol Latin in the U.S. in addition to overseeing regional marketing for Latin America. It was a new post created following the restructuring of EMI in late 2010. Lopes, who had long been in the company, steered several major products since he took up his new post, including "Enamorada de Tí," the album that took Selena Quintanilla tracks and turned them into new duets.
Robbie Lear, the managing director for EMI Mexico, has been serving as managing director for Capitol Latin since Lopes' departure and former EMI Latin chairman Nestor Casonú has been serving as a consultant.
No information was available on future changes following EMI Music's purchase by Universal.