Paes de Barros will be based in Miami.

Former senior director of distribution Alvaro Paes de Barros has been promoted to VP of the division for MTV Networks Latin America. Based in Miami, he will oversee traditional distribution and the company's digital platform development.

Paes de Barros, who joined the company in 2000 as county manager for Nickelodeon Brazil, will report to MTV Networks Latin America managing director Pierluigi Gazzolo.

"This promotion is a mere recognition of his hard work and a testament to our confidence that his experience and knowledge of our brands will help continue the company's growth in the market," said Gazzolo in a statement.