In Mexico, the media industry has a significant number of companies that are family-owned. However, despite being among the few countries in the world to have constrained media freedom, the industry has experienced enormous growth over the years. Media has played a huge role in the region as it has encouraged diversity, civic journalism, access to civil society and a more public service approach to the content. Companies such as Grupo Televisa, S.A have been able to withstand many challenges faced by media businesses in Mexico to emerge as one of the largest and prominent media house in the world. The company has been very resourceful, and it has proved that media is an important platform where citizens can influence each other to develop more reasoned opinions concerning matters of the public.
About Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega
Grupo Televisa, S.A was founded in 1955 as Telesistema Mexicano, and it linked Mexico first three television stations. It is a family business owned by the famous Azcárraga family, O’Farril family, and Ernesto Barrientos Reyes. Currently, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is the managing director and Executive Vice President, and he is among the key persons that have contributed to the growth and expansion of the company. He has been in the position for the last 16 years, he is a lawyer by profession, and before joining the company, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega worked at a law firm.
Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega was born on January 17, 1962. He is very influential in the media industry mainly because he is known as a reformer and a financial strategist. He was very instrumental in helping the company to access the coveted US Hispanic market in the United States through a 1.2 billion dollars contract with Univision. The leadership skills of Mr. Alfonso have been praised by many especially because he has been able to make Televisa be the leading Spanish-language media in the world. Apart from the business community, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is also involved in charity work, and currently, he is the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Kardias A.C. He has been an instrumental figure in supporting the American School Foundation that focuses on helping the less privileged attain quality education.