Adriana Cisneros Phelps (born December 17, 1979) is the CEO and Vice Chairman of Cisneros, a privately owned media, entertainment, digital media, real estate, tourism resorts and consumer products organization.
Adriana is the third generation of her family to chair Cisneros. She is the granddaughter of the organization’s founder, Diego Cisneros, and the daughter of its Chairman, Gustavo Cisneros.
Adriana is also the President of the Fundación Cisneros, a non-profit organization founded by Gustavo Cisneros and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros that strives to improve education in Latin America and foster global awareness of the region’s heritage and its contribution to world culture. Adriana oversees the foundation’s educational initiatives, including the teacher training program, Actualización de Maestros en Educación (AME).
After her appointment as CEO of Cisneros, Adriana Cisneros structured the Group in four corporate divisions:
Cisneros Media: Includes the main Venezuelan TV Channel, Venevision, as well as the cable TV channels Venevision Plus, VmasTV and VePlusTV. Cisneros is the owner of the Miss Venezuela Organization, which holds a record six Miss World and seven Miss Universe titles. Besides it includes the corporate enterprises as Cisneros Media Distribution; Venevision Productions; the record labels VeneMusic and Siente Music and the concert producer and promoter VeneShow.
Cisneros Interactive: Digital media division created on 2011, focused on digital and mobile publicity, e-commerce, social games and crowd-founding. It includes RedMas and Adsmovil companies, besides investment enterprises as Cuponidad, Mobly, Idea.me and Queremos.
Consumer Products & Services: Division integrated by Laboratorios FISA, the corporate travel agency SAECA and the radio communications company, Americatel.
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Adriana Cisneros is an executive member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (International Emmy’s) and a member of the International Council and Latin American and Caribbean Fund at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, PS1 at MoMA. She serves as a board member on Georgetown University Latin American Board, and is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and also recently became a board member of Endeavor Miami.
She has invested in NXTP Labs, and serves as an investor and Mentor of the 21212 Digital Accelerator in Brazil. Adriana is a member of the YPO Intercontinental, New York City and Americas Gateway Chapters.
Adriana Cisneros holds a BA from Columbia University (2002) and a Master’s Degree in journalism from New York University (2005). She is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development (PLD – 2010).
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