NBCU Int'l President Peter Smith to Step Down

Departure marks second high-level departure for NBCU in the last week

The high-level departures continue at NBC Universal.

Just one business day after NBC programming exec Mitch Metcalf stepped down from his position, Peter Smith, president of NBCU International, is also departing the company, according to widely published reports.

Smith, who was appointed to his position in 2007, will step down at the end of the month in order to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.

According to numerous reports, Smith, who's based in London, will remain on as a consultant to NBCU International chairman Jeff Shell.