Conde Nast Entertainment Group has tapped MTV and Discovery veteran Sahar Elhabashi as its executive vice president, chief operating officer, the company confirmed to TheWrap.
Elhabashi is a former executive vice president, international of MTV Networks and COO, International of Discovery. Most recently, she has served as the independent non-executive director of the board at the European data center TeleCityGroup.
In her new position, 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,” Conde Nast Entertainment Group president Dawn Ostroff said of the hire. “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.”
Elhabashi joins other recent hires including former Imagine Entertainment executive vice president of production Jeremy Steckler, who serves as CNEG's executive vice president of motion pictures, and Michael Klein, the company's executive vice president of alternative programming.
The Conde Nast Entertainment Group creates feature films, television shows and digital content based on Conde Nast's various brands and magazines.