Alfonso Angoitia and Grupo Televisa

There are several media companies in Mexico that are doing extremely well. Probably the top performing among these is a huge company called Grupo Televisa. It is divided into four departments: Cable, sky, content, and various businesses. Although we say it is “probably” the top performing media company in Mexico, it is definitely the biggest. In fact, it is recognized as the biggest in the entire Hispanic-speaking world. It both owns and operates over 14 TV stations throughout Mexico. It also airs some of its programs in English along the border of California.

Alfonso de Angoitia started out his career as a lawyer. He first earned a law degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. After passed the bar, he was, in fact, the legal representative of Emilio Azcarraga, the CEO of Grupo Televisa. He served as Televisa’s CFO from 1999 to 2003. In 2003 he became its Executive Vice President, a role which he continues to hold. He has also sat on its board since April 1997. In addition, he sits on the boards of Grupo Modelo as the chairman of its Finance Committee. He has been instrumental in this position since 2009. He also sits on the boards of Univision. He is also since 2010 the presiding director of Univision Holdings.

As busy as all of this makes him, he wears even more leadership hats. Angoitia has also presided as Director of Grupo Financiero Bianorte since 2015. It was also during this year that he first became Independent Director of Banco Mercantil Del Norte. He has served as the Director of Fomento Economico Mexicano since 2016. Although he is not technically the top man, Angoitia is widely considered the mastermind behind Televisa’s enormous financial success. He calls all of the shots as far as the finances are concerned.