Cesar Conde is president of the Univision Networks at Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. He is responsible for overseeing Univision Communications’ television networks: Univision Network, TeleFutura Network and Univision Cable Networks of which includes Galavisión and a suite of six cable offerings (De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV). Mr. Conde also is responsible for Univision Studios, which was created in December 2009 to build on the 4,000 hours of original programming that the company produces across multiple genres annually. He also oversees various corporate functions, including government relations, community affairs, corporate communications and public relations. He reports directly to the CEO.
Previously Mr. Conde served as executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Univision Communications, Inc., spearheading strategic initiatives focused on the growth and profitability of the Company across all of the divisions. He has been an innovative leader since he joined the company, serving in many roles, including special assistant to the CEO; interim president of Univision Interactive Media; vice president and operating manager of the Galavisión Network; vice president of Corporate Development for the Univision Networks; and vice president of Sales and Business Development at the Univision Network.
Prior to this, Mr. Conde was appointed by President George W. Bush as one of twelve 2002-2003 White House Fellows. In that capacity, he served as the White House Fellow for Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.
Mr. Conde was vice president of business development at Univision Network before becoming a White House Fellow. Before that, he was vice president of Business Development at StarMedia Network, the first Internet company focused on Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking audiences globally. He began his career as an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney in their Mergers and Acquisitions Group.
In addition to his professional endeavors, Mr. Conde is active in the development of educational opportunities for young Hispanics. He is the chairman and co-founder of the Futuro Program, a non-profit organization that provides role models and educational workshops to Hispanic high school students. While in college, he was president and co-founder of CAUSA, the Cuban-American Undergraduate Student Association at Harvard. Furthermore, he was the driving force behind Univision’s Es el momento education initiative.
Mr. Conde is the recipient of numerous awards, including recognition in Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40,” the Harvard Foundation Award, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Award and the Cuban-American National Council Young Leader Award. Mr. Conde was also honored by the “I Have a Dream” foundation with the Eugene M. Lang Achievement Award for his work in promoting educational achievement and by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund as the 2010 Honorary Inductee to the Hall of Fame.
Mr. Conde is a Full Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He graduated with a B.A. from Harvard University and holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dispatches from Screenland: Changing Technologies and Audiences
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 153BC East