Discovery Networks Intl. has hired Sahar Elhabashi to become chief operating officer.
Elhabashi was executive VP of strategy and digital media for MTV Networks Intl. since 2001. In her new role, she’ll manage Discovery’s 15 media brands, which reach more than 170 countries across the globe. Based in London, she reports to Greg Ricca, president and CEO of Discovery Networks Intl.
Elhabashi’s tenure at MTV Intl. started in 1992, when she joined the company as manager of new-business development. Before MTV, Elhabashi was a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.