No. 75: Afo Verde | Power 100

75

AFO VERDE, 50

Chairman/CEO, Latin America, Spain and Portugal; Sony Music Entertainment

Last Year's Rank: 75

Verde's background as a musician has proved invaluable when it comes to picking hit singles. His division released six of the 10 most-streamed Latin songs of 2016, including the top track, Nicky Jam's "Hasta el Amanecer." Verde also added Jennifer Lopez to a roster of crossover stars that includes Shakira, Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony. "It's impossible to improve without good taste," says Verde, quoting the title character from one of his favorite films, Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

2017 Power 100


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