Cesar Conde Resigns Univision Communications, Joins NBCUniversal
In a surprise move, Cesar Conde has resigned his post as President of Univision Communications to become Executive Vice President at NBCUniversal. The announcement was issued by Steve Burke, NBCUniversal Chief Executive Officer.
Conde, who leaves Univision after leading the network for the past four years, will focus on business development, strategic priorities and special business projects across the NBCUniversal portfolio of assets. From the newly-created EVP post, he will also oversee the company’s International Group, led by the newly appointed Chairman Kevin MacLellan.
Conde will also be a member of the NBCUniversal Executive Committee.
“Cesar is an impressive business executive with both traditional and emerging media expertise,” said Burke. “His experience leading multiple domestic and international businesses will be instrumental in maximizing all the opportunities to grow our portfolio.”
While at Univision, Conde served in a variety of senior executive capacities since joining the company in 2003, and is credited with transforming it into a leading global, multi-platform media brand. Under his leadership, Univision’s main broadcast network became the number one network in America regardless of language for the first time in the company’s 50-year history in July 2013 and experienced record ratings and profitability for that same year. During Conde’s tenure, Univision Networks’ portfolio grew from three broadcast and cable networks to 14 broadcast and cable networks.
Additionally, he recently announced the launch of the company’s first-ever English language network, Fusion, a joint venture with Disney’s ABCNews.
“Cesar is an impressive business executive with both traditional and emerging media expertise. His experience leading multiple domestic and international businesses will be instrumental in maximizing all the opportunities to grow our portfolio” — Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal
Social and community initiatives were core to Conde’s business approach at Univision, where he emphasized the importance of empowerment initiatives for the Hispanic community. He spearheaded the development of the “Es el Momento” national education initiative with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, led the “Ya es Hora” Latino citizenship and voter campaign, and launched the network’s first “Teletón USA” broadcast to raise funds for disabled children in need of rehabilitation services.
Prior to Univision, Conde served as the White House Fellow for Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002–2003. Before his public service, he worked atStarMedia Network, the first Internet company focused on Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking audiences globally and in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Salomon Smith Barney.
Conde is a Trustee of both the Aspen Institute and the Paley Center for Media, as well as a Full Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a B.A. with honors from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Randy Falco, President and Chief Executive Officer of Univision Communications, Inc., announced in the last paragraph of a press release the following statement:
“Cesar Conde, former president of Univision Networks, announced he is resigning to pursue opportunities in English-language media.”
“We are appreciative of Cesar’s contributions to Univision over the last decade” — Randy Falco, President & CEO, Univision Communications
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
Univision Announces Changes to Univision Networks’ Management Team
Univision Communications, Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced a reorganization of the Univision Networks team, under which Alberto Ciurana, President of Programming and Content; Isaac Lee, President of News; and Juan Carlos Rodriguez, President of Univision Deportes, will report directly to Randy Falco, President and Chief Executive Officer of Univision Communications, Inc.
“Alberto, Isaac and Juan Carlos are three extraordinarily talented executives with keen insights and deep knowledge of our business, our audiences and what makes our Networks so successful,” said Falco. “They are largely responsible for the recent success and tremendous momentum of our Network business. This new management structure provides us with an opportunity to be even more nimble going forward and I look forward to working with the entire Network team and supporting their continued success.”
“Alberto, Isaac and Juan Carlos are three extraordinarily talented executives with keen insights and deep knowledge of our business, our audiences and what makes our Networks so successful,” — Randy Falco, President and CEO, Univision Communications
Cesar Conde, former president of Univision Networks, announced he is resigning to pursue opportunities in English-language media.
“We are appreciative of Cesar’s contributions to Univision over the last decade,” added Falco.
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