Condé Nast Entertainment Group (CNEG) has named Sahar Elhabashi executive vice president, chief operating officer, it was announced today by Dawn Ostroff, president of the Condé Nast Entertainment Group. Ms. Elhabashi will report directly to Ms. Ostroff. Her appointment is effective immediately.
In her new role, Ms. Elhabashi will oversee administrative, financial and strategic planning across all sectors of the division, including motion picture, television, digital and distribution. In addition, she will work closely with CNEG’s senior management team to drive new business models and growth across the division.
“Sahar is a seasoned executive,” Ms. Ostroff says. “Her incredible skill set and experience working within large companies coupled with her entrepreneurial spirit will be an invaluable resource as we create new businesses and opportunities that extend our iconic brands.”
Prior to joining the Condé Nast Entertainment Group from her private consultancy firm, Ms. Elhabashi was COO at Discovery Networks International, where she oversaw all core functions, including strategy and business development, digital media, marketing and programming operations, corporate research, licensing and program sales. Prior to that role, she held a variety of senior level management roles at MTV Networks during her 15-year tenure with that company, most recently as executive vice president of international strategy and digital media. She began her career as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group and Salomon Brothers, Inc.
A native of Alexandria, Egypt, Ms. Elhabashi holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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