Authentic Brands Group (ABG) today announced that Joseph N. Zarro has rejoined the company as president of Latin America (LATAM). In this newly established leadership role, Zarro will spearhead the development and expansion of ABG’s iconic and world-renowned brands as well as continue building out its teams in the region.
Zarro is a respected leader in the licensing and brand marketing industries. Most recently, he was principal of Zarro and Partners, where he consulted on business and legal affairs for a variety of consumer product brands. In his prior role at ABG, Zarro served as senior vice president of business development and legal affairs at ABG. He also spent five years as vice president of global licensing at LVMH, where he led the Donna Karan and DKNY businesses in Japan.
“Joseph was an integral member of our team during his prior tenure at ABG, and we are very pleased to welcome him back to the company,” says Jarrod Weber, group president lifestyle, chief brand officer, ABG. “We are confident that Joe’s winning combination of strong leadership, integrity and tenacity will continue to drive ABG’s commitment to brand growth in Latin America.”
Over the last two years, ABG has been building a foundation in LATAM to scale its company and business. In August 2019, it opened its Mexico City headquarters, which houses a dedicated team with expertise in business development, brand management and marketing, focused on generating growth opportunities for the portfolio across the region.
“ABG has grown tremendously over the last few years, and I’m thrilled to rejoin the team in a greater capacity,” says Zarro. “My passion has always been centered around securing the right partnerships to bring iconic brands to new international audiences. I’m excited to join the Latin Americas team to fuel ongoing business and uncover new opportunities.”