President, Univision Networks
Focus Areas: Media Landscape; Corporate Social Responsibility; Programming Leadership; Politics and Hispanic
Previous Speaking Engagements: Paley Center Media Council Breakfast, HBSLAA, NATPE (One on One with Cesar Conde), Future of Television Forum
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, UniMás and Univision Cable Networks, which includes Galavisión, as well as Univision tlnovelas, Univision Deportes Network, FOROtv and a suite of six cable offerings (De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Distrito Comedia). 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, 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,” Fortune’s Top 10 Business Stars Under 40 2012, South Florida Business Journal’s 100 Power Leaders 2013, CableFax 100 2012, CableFax Most Influential Minorities in Cable 2012, 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, by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund as the 2010 Honorary Inductee to the Hall of Fame and by the Hispanic Federation with as the 2012 recipient of the Individual Achviement Award.
Mr. Conde is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Aspen Institute and the Paley Center for Media. He is a full member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum at Davos. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelors of arts degree from Harvard University.