Juan Manuel Romero
CEO, Metro LATAM
Juan has extensive experience in various senior management positions in the media, education and publishing sectors in the US, Latin America and Europe. He has a strong track record in leadership, business transformation, general management, marketing, M&A and strategy. Juan was appointed CEO of Metro International (a Kinnevik company) in March 2015. In addition to leading the consolidation and growth of the current operation across 10 countries, he will focus on accelerating the development of all the digital businesses (web, mobile, social and video) in the core news/information sector as well as in new areas. Prior to joining Metro, Juan spent over 20 years in international companies Pearson, Thomson Reuters, Booz Allen, GEMS Education, among others. As CEO of Pearson Latin America, Juan led the transformation of the publishing business into a $500 million educational services and content provider. As Vice President of Thomson Reuters’ Regulatory Division (IOB) in Brazil, he led the launch of IOB Online. Juan and his family have lived and worked in New York, Mexico City, São Paulo, London and Montevideo. He is fluent in English (native), Spanish and Portuguese.