Emilio Diez Barroso

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Emilio Diez Barroso is a Mexican-American businessman and philanthropist, Chairman and CEO of NALA Investments, a family office with operations across various industries including communications, transportation, consumer products, real estate, technology and media.


Diez Barroso is the great-grandson of Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta, founder of Mexico's Televisa network. He studied Economics and Finance at Harvard University, I.T.A.M. and Boston Universities, and has an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Santa Monica with an emphasis on Consciousness Health and Healing.

Diez Barroso has held senior level positions and sat on the board of most NALA owned companies. He was Managing Director for Corporacion Triangulo, an investment corporation headquartered in Mexico and was named one of the 10 most powerful Latinos by Poder Magazine,[1] and by The Hollywood Reporter.[2]

Emilio is a founding partner of Bold Capital Partners, a venture capital firm investing in exponential transformation.[3] He currently chairs the board of The World is Just a Book Away, a non-profit organization empowering children to change their own lives and communities through books, libraries, and educational programs.. He is a member of the X Prize Foundation's Innovation Board, the client advisory council for US Trust, Bank of America, and serves on the boards of UC San Diego Health, The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and the CrossRoads School for Arts and Sciences. He is also on the board of UR Welcome and of GOOD Media Group.. In collaboration with Daniel Cordaro, Emilio co-founded The Contentment Foundation, which develops child and adult-centered curricula that supports individuals in recognizing their inherent wellbeing.

Emilio's deepest intention in life is to alleviate human suffering.

NALA Investments[edit]

In 1999, Emilio Diez Barroso founded NALA Investments ("North America Latin America"[4]), and is currently its Chairman and CEO. It is a private investment holding company with operations across various industries including communications, energy, transportation, consumer products, real estate, technology and media, primarily in the United States and Latin America.[5]

NALA Films[edit]

In 2005,[6] Diez Barroso founded NALA Investments' production arm, NALA Films, that couples "Latin American talent, resources and incentives" and "English language motion pictures", and is based in Los Angeles.[7] NALA Films' "has been producing and financing "two to five feature films per year."[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.poder360.com/article_detail.php?id_article=1516
  2. ^ THR’s Latino Power 50 - Latin Gossip
  3. ^ http://fortune.com/2015/11/15/x-prize-creator-peter-diamandis-launches-a-vc-fund/
  4. ^ "WMA's Latin pic pal" by Dave McNary, November 2, 2006. Accessed April 8, 2008
  5. ^ a b In the Valley of Elah: About the Filmmakers Archived 2008-09-18 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed April 8, 2008
  6. ^ Ascher-Walsh, Rebecca; Lytal, Cristy; Tucker, Trisha (October 9, 2007). "Hispanic Women Power 25". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 8, 2008.
  7. ^ NALA Films website. Accessed April 8, 2008