Fifty-five-year-old Alfonso de Angoitia serves as a vice president and director of the largest media outlet in the Spanish-speaking world, running several subsidiary companies including TV Televisa and Televisa Radio.
Mr.Angoitia is among the longest serving executives of Grupo Televisa, having joined the board in April 1997. Before joining the board at Televisa, Alfonso de Angoitia worked at White and Case LLP and was a finding partner of one of Mexico’s top law firms, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.While here, he worked as the personal attorney to the CEO of Grupo Telivisa Emilio Azcárraga. Since then, the two have formed a strong friendship which is evidenced in his influential position at Grupo Televisa.
Alfonso de Angoitia has been very instrumental in laying down the financial and legal structures of Grupo Televisa. He is considered a key driver in the growth of the conglomerate. Mr.Angoitia was at the center of a $1.2 billion deal between Televisa and Univision , which gave Televisa a wider rich in the highly potential US Hispanic market.
.The VP of Grupo Televisa is also well known for his philanthropic activities and sits as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Kardiasa. He is also a member of the American School Foundation Board of Trustees as well as a member of Fundación Mexicana para la Salud A.C and participates in several philanthropic causes.
As a major stakeholder in the media industry, Alfonso de Angoitiais a notable attendee and contributor to the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference media summit that takes place in in Idaho. The conference brings together leading figures in the politics, business, culture and social activities and well-known philanthropists.
Mr. Angoitia’s lengthy experience in business has made him valuable assets in Grupo Televisa’s operations and as the digital space continues to influence media undertakings, his input will be prominently sought after.
Entertainment means big business whenever you are in Mexico, a nation home to 127 million people. Mexican media companies today are producing high quality programs which can be broadcasted internationally, and they are facing each other to deliver the best television programs that will produce the highest ratings. Programs that are channeled by the media companies in Mexico have been traditionally broadcasted through television and radio, but they have also shifted to use the internet as one of their platforms. Traditional journalists who are working with Mexican media companies are using the newspaper, television, radio, and more recently, the internet. There are a number of broadcasting networks in Mexico, and they often team up with other corporations like dubbing companies, publishing houses and radio stations to produce content that is being shared to the public.
Presently, there are several media companies operating in Mexico, and their numbers keep on rising. The most established ones are still dominating the industry, and they are either creating new sub channels or acquiring the smaller players. Televisa is the largest media company in Mexico, known for their phenomenal telenovelas that has spread all throughout the world. These telenovelas are responsible for taking the Mexican culture to the other side of the world, as far as South East Asia. Programs from Televisa often receive high ratings from people watching it overseas, and it helped the company gain positive reputation. Other key players in the Mexican media industry are TV Azteca and Grupo Imagen, who are working together with Televisa to improve the quality of broadcasting service in Mexico. Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero is one of the executives of Televisa, and he is responsible for the transformation of the company from focusing locally to becoming an internationally known media giant. He oversees the financial aspects of the company, and Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero also helped the company tap foreign markets overseas. Being the current chief financial officer of Televisa, Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero stated that they will continue dominating the industry by producing high quality programs for their audience.