Video: Premio Ícono Honoree Diego Lerner

Diego Lerner, the president of The Walt Disney Company Latin America, said Disney+ has already exceeded the company’s expectations in the region in his keynote conversation with World Screen’s Anna Carugati at NATPE Virtual Miami, during which he received the Premio Ícono, awarded by TV Latina for his contributions to the media industry.


Lerner is the second recipient of the Premio Ícono; the award was first presented in conjunction with NATPE Miami last year to Pierluigi Gazzolo. Lerner, who has been part of The Walt Disney Company since 1990, led the launch of Disney channels in Latin America and was instrumental in crafting a strategy for creating local content throughout the region. He also headed Disney’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, before being appointed to lead the entire Latin American business in 2017.