Few media industries across the world are as successful as that of Mexico. In addition to the more than 100 million people who call Mexico home, Mexico media companies serve hundreds of millions more who live in the rest of the Spanish-speaking world. Among the larger Mexican media companies are TV Azteca and the Televisa Group (also known as Grupo Televisa). The Grupo Televisa organization is much larger than its competitor and is, in fact, the largest media organization in the world that broadcasts in Spanish.
Grupo Televisa is headed by quite an able team that is overseeing its continued expansion across the globe. The company is privileged to have among its leadership ranks Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega who is the current Executive Vice President of the Company. He has been with the company for almost two decades now and has held other significant positions while there, including CFO.
Before joining the Televisa Group, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega was an accomplished lawyer. He holds a law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. He practiced law at a number of law firms before finally becoming one of the founding partners of Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes, and Fuentes.
Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega commands a lot of respect in the Mexican media industry. His most significant contribution while at the Televisa Group has been brokering a deal estimated at $1.2 billion between his company and American-based Univision. The deal is a huge one for the Televisa Group as it grants the company exclusive access to the large and wealthy Spanish-speaking audience in the United States. This deal was recognized by many in the industry, but none more than Televisa’s CEO, Emilio Azcárraga. This fact gave force to the assertion that Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is one of Mr. Azcárraga’s most trusted confidants and advisers.
Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega also seats on the boards of a number organizations. Some of these companies also operate in Mexico’s lucrative media industry, such as Empresas Cablevision. Additionally, he has for the past few years held a seat on the board of trustees of Paley Center for Media. In the past, he has also served on the board of the Mexican subsidiary of the Pepsi Bottling Group.