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Estrella Media Ups Arya Towfighi to EVP, General Counsel


Arya Towfighi
Arya Towfighi

Estrella Media appoints Arya Towfighi as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He joined Estrella Media in November, 2019 as a Senior Vice President, overseeing the company's legal functions. His role has now been expanded to include oversight of the Human Resources, Communications and Business Affairs functions. Towfighi has also been primarily responsible for leading the company's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Arya has proven to be an indispensable member of the senior leadership team during his time at Estrella Media, and we look forward to him taking on additional responsibilities in this expanded role," said Estrella Media CEO Peter Markham. "As Estrella Media continues its transformation as a digital and linear broadcast media company, we are happy to have Arya providing his steady guidance and partnership."

Towfighi, who holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Pepperdine University School of Law, has been practicing law for over 26 years, primarily in the entertainment industry. He spent over 13 years at Univision Communications Inc. where he served as SVP and Associate General Counsel, and prior to that he represented entertainment industry clients at the Los Angeles offices of McDermott, Will & Emery and Loeb & Loeb.

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