In the last two decades, there has been a rapid evolution in the media landscape of Mexico. Despite the strong presence of media giants like Televisa and TV Azteca, the industry is experiencing a new crop of media outlets, which no longer relies on government ad revenue. The magazine market has rapidly evolved from mainstays like Nexos and Proceso to a new generation of Emeequis, Chilango and Gatopardo. Gatopardo publishes hard-hitting news related to security and crime while Nexos focuses on developing good content. The most successful newspapers in Mexico, including El Universal are investing heavily in having active online presence. The success of such brands reflects the country’s highest rate of smart-phone penetration.
About Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega
Alfonso Noriega is the director and executive vice president of Grupo Televisa, S.A., the leading media company in Spanish-speaking America. In addition, Alfonso Noriega sits on the board of Televisa. The executive serves as an independent member of Grupo Modelo SAB de CV’s board of directors. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega, who also chairs Grupo Modelo’s finance committee, sits on the boards of Empresas Cablevision, PBG (Pepsi Bottling Group) Mexico, Sky, and Bolsa Mexicana de Valores. Previously, the visionary leader served as an alternate member of Univision’s board of directors.
Initially, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega worked for Televisa as the chief financial officer before assuming his current position. In addition, he worked for White & Case LLP in NYC before becoming a founding partner at a law firm, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes Y Fuentes, S.C. Alfonso Noriega is credited for enhancing the company’s financial success. He is akey ally of Televisa’s owner, Emilio Azcarranga Milmo. Alfonso played a central role in the $1.2 billion partnership between Televisa and Univision, which greatly expanded the company’s market reach. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega has also featured severally on Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference media summit in Idaho. Over the years, he has been involved in different philanthropic initiatives, including Kardias A.C and Fundacion Mexicana para la Salud A.C.