Cesar Conde is Executive Vice President at NBCUniversal, where he oversees NBCUniversal International, which includes film and television distribution, home entertainment distribution, channels, film and television production, theme parks, and news. He is also responsible for leading strategic corporate priorities across NBCUniversal’s portfolio of assets domestically. Conde, who serves on NBCUniversal’s Executive Committee, reports to Chief Executive Officer Stephen B. Burke.
Conde joined NBCUniversal in October 2013 from Univision, where he served as President since 2009. Conde, who joined Univision in 2003, served in a variety of senior executive capacities and is credited with transforming it into a leading global, multi-platform media brand. Under his leadership, Univision’s main broadcast network became the number one network in America (July 2013) regardless of language for the first time in the company’s 50-year history, and experienced record ratings and profitability during his tenure. With Conde’s oversight, Univision Networks’ portfolio grew from three to 14 broadcast and cable networks. Additionally, he was instrumental in the launch of the company’s first-ever English language network, Fusion, a joint venture with Disney’s ABCNews.
Social and community initiatives were core to Conde’s business approach at Univision and emphasized the importance of empowerment initiatives for the Hispanic community. He spearheaded the development of the “Es el Momento” national education initiative with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, led the “Ya es Hora” Latino citizenship and voter campaign and launched the network’s first “Teletón USA” broadcast to raise funds for disabled children in need of rehabilitation services.
Prior to Univision, Conde served as the White House Fellow for Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002–2003. Before his public service, he worked at StarMedia Network, the first Internet company focused on Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking audiences globally, and in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Salomon Smith Barney.
Conde is a Trustee of both the Aspen Institute and the Paley Center for Media, as well as a Full Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum. He sits on the Boards for the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. He has been recognized on Fortune’s “40 Under 40” list four times, has been honored by the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute with the “Corporate Leader Award,” and received I Have a Dream Foundation’s “Eugene M. Lang Achievement Award.” He holds a B.A. with honors from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.