Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega: A Leader in Mexico Media Industry

     Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is the current chairman of the Grupo Televisa finance committee where he has served since 2009. Before taking over this position Alfonso was the Chief Financial Officer of this group. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega has served as a director of Televisa from 1997. Grupo Televisa which was established in 1955 is Mexico’s largest media company.

Apart from Grupo Televisa, Alfonso has worked for other companies such as; the White and Case LLP which is based in New York. He also served as founding partner of the “Angotia, Cortes, Fuentes, and Mijares Law Firm” in Mexico. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is the financial brain behind the Televisa. He pushed through a multi-million dollar contract between Televisa and a company called Univision. This partnership with Univision has enabled Grupo Televisa to grow by leaps and bounds.

Other positions Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega has held is chairman of the “Board of Trustees at Kardias A.C.” He has also been a member of “Board of Trustees of the American School Foundation” Alfonso supports various philanthropic activities as well. Grupo Televisa serves a majority of the Spanish-speaking community. It has a presence in many countries which include the United States.

Grupo Televisa was initially referred to as Telesistema Mexicano. By then it had 3 television stations broadcasting in Mexico. It started as the sole media company in Mexico and enjoyed business monopoly up to 1968 when Television Independiente de Mexico, the then biggest Grupo Televisa competitor was launched.

The two stayed in business for four years until 1973 when they merged and formed Televisa, owned by the Azcarraga family. Today the Network engages in different programs that including; publishing, radio, and cable television broadcasting. Televisa has a large influence in the media industry and controls media content in Mexico.