Afo Verde

Chairman/CEO of the Latin Region, Spain and Portugal; Sony Music ­Entertainment

Former musician builds strong ties with artists-and Sony's mainstream labels


In its fourth year under Afo Verde's leadership, Sony Music took a leap in the U.S. Latin digital track market, jumping from 38.8% in market share in 2012 to 44.6%, and outpacing Universal. Sony's Latin album share grew from 28.5% to 30.5%, powered in part by Marc ­Anthony's 3.0, the top-selling Latin album of the year, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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