CBS Outdoor International Names Alonso CEO

Antonio Alonso was promoted Tuesday (Aug. 11) to chief executive officer of CBS Outdoor International, from chief development officer. He replaces Clive Punter, who is exiting the company to pursue new opportunities.

In his new position, Alonso oversees CBS Outdoor’s international portfolio in the U.K., Ireland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and mainland China. He is credited with managing CBS Outdoor’s 2008 acquisition of the International Outdoor Advertising Group, the leading out-of-home advertising company in South America with more than 17,000 ad faces in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

“Antonio is one of the sharpest minds in outdoor media with a keen understanding of the international marketplace,” said Les Moonves, president and CEO of CBS, to whom Alonso reports. “He has exceeded expectations in every role he has served within our company, and his work integrating IOA into the CBS framework distinguished himself as a first class outdoor executive with a deft hand in dealing with foreign clients and constituencies.”

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