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The Outstanding Career of Alfonso de Angoitia

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     Alfonso de Angoitia is one of the directors of Grupo Televisa S.A, which is regarded as the largest media firm that broadcasts in Spanish. He is also the executive vice president of the company. Angoitia has been serving as a board member of the Televisa as from April 1997. His excellent service made him be named chairperson of the finance committee of Grupo Modelo SAB de CV. During Alfonso’s long career, he has been a board member of companies such as Empresas Cablevision, Sky, Bolsa Mexican de Valores, the Mexican branch of the Pepsi Bottling Group, and many other businesses. Angoitia also served Univision’s board of directors as its alternate member.

Before being appointed by Grupo Televisa S.A as an executive VP, Alfonso had served as its chief financial officer as from 1999 to 2003. He was once an employee of White & Case LLP, which is based in New York. Angoitia was also a founding partner of a top law firm that is known as Mijares, Angoitia, and Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. He was hired by the CEO of Grupo Televisa, Emilio Azcárraga, to serve as his attorney. Angoitia and Azcárraga worked together in restructuring the financial and legal aspects of the company after the death of the Emilio Azcárraga Milmo who was the CEO’s father.

Alfonso is a close friend of Emilio Azcárraga Jean, and he has been a financial mastermind at Televisa. The executive VP played a great role in the creation of a partnership between Televisa and Univision. The deal was worth $1.2 billion, and it has assisted Televisa to have better access to the highly sought after U.S Hispanic market. Alfonso has also been participating in philanthropic undertakings. He chairs the board of trustees of Kardias A.C. The Fundación Mexicana para la Salud A.C has also appointed him to serve as a member of its board.