ALFONSO DE ANGOITIA NORIEGA; A SEASONED EXECUTIVE FIGURE

     The landscape of media in Mexico has massively grown over the recent years. The media industry is a massive business. Its role is offering a forum for public discourses. Additionally, it’s a watchdog, a guardian of the public interest, and a conduit of information between governors and the governed.

Founded in 1955, Grupo Televisa is currently the largest and most significant media company not only in the Mexico but also in the Spanish-speaking world. Apparently, the company leads every aspect of the TV industry and is also heavily involved in many other business sectors. The Company owns cable TV providers, telecommunications companies, publisher of Spanish newspapers, a group of radio stations, some football clubs and stadium and even an airline.

It is a puzzle to imagine that a Mexican media company could exist and be very influential both domestically and globally without state support. It has an enormous political influence on the masses in Mexico and other Spanish speaking nations.

It shall be inappropriate to mention Group Televisa without shedding some light on its director and Executive Vice President; Alfonso De Angoitia Noriega. Alfonso currently aged 54years, he has been on the Board of Televisa since April 1997, and on May 2000 till today he is the Executive Vice President of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. Before he acceded to his current position, Alfonso acted as the Chief Financial Officer.

Alfonso also takes part in philanthropic initiatives. He is the chairman of the Board of Trustees at Kardias A.C. For the last five years he has been a member of the board of trustees of the American School Foundation.

Other major media houses in Mexico include Evoga Entertainment, MVS Comunicaciones and Grupo Reforma. Grupo Reforma publishes ten daily newspapers in five cities, among them, are the leading newspapers in the three largest cities Mexico: Reforma in Mexico City, El Norte in Monterrey and Mural in Guadalajara.