Veteran Spanish executive Adolfo Blanco will step down from his position as director of distribution at DeA Planeta.

Blanco has been with publisher Grupo Planeta for five years since it first began setting up its media division under the name Planeta 2010 prior to merging its media interests with Italy's DeAgostini to become DeA Planeta.

Blanco came to Planeta from Filmax, where he worked for six years in various capacities including as head of sales and acquisitions. No replacement has yet been named at DeA Planeta.

'DeA Planeta has completed a phase of launching and initial growth, and I feel both satisfied with the work done and eager for a new change,' Blanco told, adding that his future plans are as yet uncertain.