NBCU owns Univision’s competitor, Telemundo
Cesar Conde is resigning as president of Univision Networks to become an executive vice president a NBCUniversal.
In this newly created role, he will focus on business development, strategic priorities and special business projects across the NBCUniversal portfolio. He also will oversee the International Group led by Chairman Kevin MacLellan, who was appointed this week to replace Jeff Shell. Conde will be a member of the NBCUniversal Executive Committee.
“Cesar is an impressive business executive with both traditional and emerging media expertise,” said NBCU CEO Steve Burke. “His experience leading multiple domestic and international businesses will be instrumental in maximizing all the opportunities to grow our portfolio.”
Conde served several roles at Univision since joining in 2003, and helped the network make huge ratings gains, occasionally beating its English-language competitors. During his tenure, Univision Networks’ portfolio grew from three broadcast and cable networks to 14 broadcast and cable networks. He also announced the launch of the company’s first-ever English language network, Fusion, a joint venture with Disney’s ABCNews.
“We are appreciative of Cesar’s contributions to Univision over the last decade,” said Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer of Univision Communications, Inc.
Conde’s resignation came with a reorganization in Univision’s executive ranks that will include three executives now reporting directly to Falco: Alberto Ciurana,