Fortune Recognizes Telemundo’s Success


Under Cesar Conde’s leadership, Telemundo has soared to new heights. Cesar Conde is one of the most powerful people in Spanish-language television. And with the U.S. Hispanic population at 56.6 million and growing, that’s a very big deal.

Born in Miami, Conde is of Cuban and Peruvian descent. After graduating from Harvard and Wharton, he did stints at a startup and a bank but was always drawn to TV (he says he saw mass media’s power for good when “used responsibly”). He joined Univision in 2003, became president, and jumped ship to NBC in 2013.

Now, Conde, 42, is chairman of NBCUniversal’s international group and Telemundo Enterprises, which has recently been besting Univision in the ratings race among the key viewers ages 18 to 49. But crucially, as Conde is quick to point out, his Spanish-language networks are also nipping at the heels of the four biggest U.S. broadcasters—ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox.For Fortune’s full article, click on TELEMUNDO