Emilio Azcárraga Jean
Emilio Azcárraga Jean was born in Mexico City in 1968. He's President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Televisa S.A.B. as well as President of Televisa's foundation.
He began his career in the company in 1988 as Operations Director of Channel 12 in Tijuana. Two years later, he was appointed Grupo Televisa's Corporate Vice President of Programming and, in 1996, Chief Operating Officer of the company's entire operation. He became the group's CEO in 1997.
Under Azcárraga-Jean's leadership, Grupo Televisa has doubled its operating margin and constantly garnered over 70 percent of the Mexican Broadcast TV Market. Today, Televisa is the undisputed leader of Spanish-language content worldwide. It produces more than 70,000 hours of original programming each year and exports it to more than 70 countries, including to an audience of over 50 million Hispanics in the United States.
Thanks to its continuous expansion into cable and satellite television as well as landline and mobile telephony services, Televisa has become an important player in Mexico's telecommunications industry.
Mr. Azcárraga's commitment to social responsibility is reflected in his support of Fundación Televisa, Mexico's most prominent foundation, Teletón, the country's leading effort to assist handicapped children and fight childhood cancer, and Espacio, the premier convergence event for Mexic's college population, which has expanded to the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
In alliance with educational institutions, the media and diverse organizations, Azcárraga-Jean also promotes Iniciativa México, an effort that starts with a direct call to society to identify innovative, sustainable and high impact projects with the potential to inspire social leaderships and strengthen Mexico.
An Industrial Relations graduate at Mexico's Iberoamericana University, Azcárraga-Jean also underwent the D1 Program on Business Administration at the Mexico City Branch of IPADE. And in 2006, he received an honorary MBA from the Business Institute of Madrid, Spain.
He is President of Endeavor Mexico and a member of the boards of directors of Grupo Financiero Banamex, The Mexican Council of Businessmen, Iusacell, and Univision.