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Los Angeles, CA (February 17, 2015) Brazilian business executive, Venancio de Castro has been named as the Executive Director for AEG Brasil, it was announced today by Chuck Steedman, Chief Operating Officer, AEG Facilities. In the newly created position, de Castro will be responsible for the day-to-day management of AEG Brasil’s corporate staff and office in São Paulo, as well as overseeing AEG Facilities’ venue operations at Itaipava Arena Pernambuco (Recife, PE, Brasil), Maracanã Complex (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil) and Allianz Parque (São Paulo, SP, Brasil).

de Castro, who most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for AIG Seguros Brasil SA, will additionally manage all of AEG Facilities’ business operations in Brasil’s, as well as work on identifying future business opportunities throughout Brasil and South America.

“We are extremely happy to welcome Venancio to the AEG Facilities team. He is an extremely well-respected leader and brings a wealth of experience that will be very important to growing revenue with our partners,” said Steedman. “He has personally directed and implemented some of the most successful marketing platforms in Latin America and will be a tremendous asset to the future growth of our business in Brasil and South America.”

“I am so excited to join the AEG Brasil team and look forward to contributing to the success that the AEG team has had in such a short amount of time throughout the world class venues across Brasil,” said de Castro.

Prior to joining AEG Brasil and working at AIG, de Castro served as Vice President of Consumer Products with MasterCard and has held a number of positions in the financial services sector in both the US and Brasil. de Castro holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of International Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University in Chicago, IL.

About AEG Facilities

AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with more than 100 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Development, AEG 1Earth, AEG Encore and AEG Creative to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), StubHub Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Ky.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas), Oracle Arena and Coliseum (Oakland, Calif.), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Penn.), Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, Calif.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), O2 World Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Maracanã Stadium (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), Itaipava Arena Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil), Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ülker Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden) and the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman). For more information, please visit


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