Cesar Conde

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Cesar Conde
Born (1973-12-08) December 8, 1973 (age 43)
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Citizenship U.S.
Education MBA
Alma mater Harvard University, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
Organization NBCUniversal
Known for President of the Univision Networks at Univision Communications Inc.; Chair and co-founder Futuro Education Program
Spouse(s) Pamela Silva Conde (m. 2009)
Parent(s) Cesar A. Conde, Maria Conde
Awards 2009, '10, '11, '12 "Fortune - 40 under 40"; 2007 "Hispanic Magazine - Top 25 most powerful Hispanics"; 2008, '09, '10, '12 "PODER Magazine - Most influential Hispanics in the US"

Cesar Conde (born December 8, 1973) is an American media executive, currently serving as Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. Previous, he served as president of Univision's networks division, overseeing Univision Network, TeleFutura, Galavisión, Univision Studios and TuTv Networks.[1]

Career[edit]

Conde joined NBCUniversal in October 2013 as an executive vice president.[2] In 2015 he was named Chairman, NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.[3] As Chairman, Conde is responsible for the operations and international expansion of NBCUniversal businesses outside of North America. The group comprises the NBCUniversal International TV and Film group, NBCUniversal International Networks and NBCUniversal International Production divisions. Conde also oversees NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a premier and fast-growing portfolio of media properties serving Hispanics in the U.S. It includes the Telemundo Network, Universo Cable Network, Telemundo International, Telemundo Local Stations, Telemundo Digital Enterprises and Telemundo Deportes. Under Conde’s leadership, Telemundo hit a historic milestone in 2016, by ranking as the #1 Spanish-language network.[4]

Prior to this, Conde was at Univision for ten years, from 2003 to 2013. During this time he held a number of senior positions including Special assistant to the CEO; interim president of Univision Interactive Media; vice president and operating manager of the Galavisión Network (where he was responsible for all of its functions, including programming, promotions, operations, talent relations and original productions); vice president of Corporate Development for the Univision Networks; and vice president of Sales and Business Development at the Univision Network. He has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Univision Communications Inc. then became the President of Univision Networks in October 2009.

Prior to this, he was appointed by President George W. Bush as one of twelve 2002-2003 White House Fellows.[5] In that capacity, he served as the White House Fellow for then Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.

Conde was vice president of business development at Univision Networks 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. His career began in investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney in their Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

Conde holds a B.A. with honors from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Early life[edit]

Cesar Conde grew up in Miami, FL. His father, Cesar A. Conde, is a Peruvian born cardiologist and his mother, Maria Conde, a Cuban immigrant is an assistant professor at the University of Miami. He is the oldest of three brothers; his two brothers are Jorge Conde, currently the CEO of genomics firm Knome Inc. and Enrique Conde, and attorney for prominent nationwide law firm Greenberg Traurig.

Before enrolling in Harvard, Conde attended the Belen Jesuit Preparatory High School where he stood out academically as well as athletically. In 1990-91 Conde joined The Herald's All-Dade boys' tennis team[6] recognized in 1990-91 as an All-County athlete.[7]

Conde married in 2009 to Univision News Anchor Pamela Silva Conde. [8]

Education initiatives[edit]

Conde is very active in the development of educational opportunities for the Hispanic community. In 2005 he co-founded the Futuro Program, a non-profit organization that provides role models and educational workshops to Hispanic high school students. In 2009, Conde spearheaded the launch of Univision's "Es el Momento" (The moment is now) campaign a comprehensive effort focused on informing the Hispanic community of the importance of education. The campaign has received support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation among other sponsors and in March 2011, shortly after launching its second phase, a Town Hall event with President Barack Obama[9] was organized and broadcast to over 2.7 million viewers[10] around the country. The Futuro program has become a part of the Es el momento campaign. On May 2011, President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Conde as a member of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics[11] and on September 2012, Conde was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Excellence in Education[12]

Conde also serves on the Advisory Board of The National Hispanic University as of Nov. 2012.

Community initiatives[edit]

During his time at Univision, Conde has led the company to enter into several partnerships that drove national community initiatives and empowerment campaigns. One of these campaign is “Ya es hora”, a historic non-partisan Latino civic participation campaign launched in several phases which encouraged eligible Hispanics to become US Citizens,register to vote and exercise their right to vote.

With the goal of improving the quality of life of disabled children, Conde spearheaded the development of Univision's first ever Teletón USA event, a 28-hour coast-to-coast televised fundraising event that exceeded expectations by raising over 15 million dollars. All proceeds go to help families in the U.S. and toward the construction of the first “Centro de Rehabilitación Infantil Teletón” (CRIT) which will be based in San Antonio, Texas.

At Telemundo, Conde was the driving force behind the launch of "El Poder En Ti,"[13] a community platform focusing on three areas of importance to U.S. Hispanics: education (Tú Educación), health (Tú Salud), and finance (Tú Dinero).

Organizations[edit]

  • Aspen Institute, Board of Trustees[14]
  • Council on Foreign Relations, Full Member[15]
  • The Paley Center for Media, Board of Trustees[16]
  • Aspen Institute, Henry Crown Fellow[17]
  • PepsiCo Board of Directors[18]
  • Owens Corning Board of Directors[19]

Recognitions[edit]

Conde is the recipient of numerous awards for his efforts on behalf of the Hispanic community as well as his personal achievements. Most recently, Cesar Conde was one of 192 young leaders from 59 countries recognized by the World Economic Forum for their outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments and commitment to society.

  • 2012: World Economic Forum Young Global Leader[20]
  • 2011: Red Jacket Honoree, City Year
  • 2011: "Corporate Leader Award", Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute
  • 2010: Eugene M. Lang Achievement Award, I Have A Dream Foundation
  • 2010 Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Alumni Hall of Fame[21]
  • 2009,[22] '10,[23] '11,[24] '12:[25] "40 Under 40", Fortune Magazine
  • 2009: Next Generation Leader Award, National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC)
  • Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever Award, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
  • Young Leader Award, Cuban-American National Council
  • U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Award
  • 2008, '09, '10, '12:[26] "Most influential Hispanics in the US", PODER Magazine
  • 2007: "Top 25 Most Powerful Hispanics", Hispanic Magazine
  • 2004: Cuban-American National Council Young Leader Award
  • 2003: US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Award
  • 1995: Award for contributions to intercultural and race relations, Harvard Foundation
  • Harvard Foundation Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cesar Conde NBCUniversal Corporate Bio". NBCUniversal. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Cesar Conde leaves Univision for senior role at rival network NBCUniversal
  3. ^ NBCU Hands Spanish-Media Reins To Cesar Conde
  4. ^ Telemundo Dethrones Univision As No. 1 For 9 Weeks
  5. ^ President Bush Appoints the White House Fellows Class of 2002-2003
  6. ^ Members of the Herald's All-Dade Boys' tennis team
  7. ^ First Team All-County Athletes - Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
  8. ^ [1] El Gordo y La Flaca, Univision.
  9. ^ "Es el Momento", a Townhall meeting with President Obama
  10. ^ More Than 2.7 Million Tune In To Univision's Landmark Education Town Hall With President Barack Obama Archived April 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ President Obama Announces Members of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
  12. ^ Board of Directors - Foundation for Excellence in Education
  13. ^ Telemundo Launches "El Poder En Ti"
  14. ^ Six Leaders Elected to Aspen Institute Board of Trustees
  15. ^ Membership Roster - Council on Foreign Relations
  16. ^ Board of Trustees | The Paley Center for Media
  17. ^ 2004 Infin8 Class | The Aspen Institute
  18. ^ PepsiCo Board of Directors
  19. ^ Owens Corning Board of Directors
  20. ^ World Economic Forum Announces Young Global Leaders for 2012 Archived March 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ ALUMNI HALL OF FAME 2010 INDUCTEES
  22. ^ 2009 40 under 40 - Cesar Conde (13)
  23. ^ 2010 40 under 40 - Cesar Conde (12)
  24. ^ 2011 40 under 40 - Cesar Conde (14)
  25. ^ 2012 40 under 40 - Cesar Conde (13)
  26. ^ PODER Magazine - Most influential Hispanics in the US[permanent dead link]

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