Cesar Conde, President, Univision Networks in discussion at the Paley Center for Media breakfast series, Los Angeles."
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 is also 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.
Previously 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 served in many roles prior to this, including special assistant to the CEO; interim president of Univision Interactive Media; vice president and operating manager of the GalavisiÃ³n Network; vice president of Corporate Development for the Univision Networks; and vice president of Sales and Business Development at the Univision Network.
From 2002-2003, Conde was appointed by President George W. Bush as one of twelve White House Fellows. In that capacity, he served as the White House Fellow for Secretary of State Colin L. Powell. Before serving at the White House, Conde was vice president of business development at Univision Network. 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, 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. 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.
Meg is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times covering the business of Hollywood, primarily network television, cable television, Spanish-language television and general advertising trends.
Univision President Cesar Conde argues that the Hispanic population will swing the upcoming 2012 presidential election. "Hispanics will be the swing vote, in the swing states," asserts Conde, and he lays out Univision's strategy for ensuring voter engagement.