Emilio Azcarraga Jean
Chairman, President, CEO and President of the Executive Committee of Televisa
Emilio Fernando Azcárraga Jean (born 1968 in Mexico City) is a Mexican businessman and the son of Emilio Azcárraga Milmo.
He became the CEO of Grupo Televisa at the age of 29, after the death of his father. Emilio Azcárraga Jean joined Grupo Televisa in 1988 as Director of Operations for Channel 12 of Tijuana. In 1990, he was appointed Corporate Vice President of Television Programming, and in 1996 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all operational aspects of the company. On March 1997, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Televisa, and in April of the same year Chairman of the Board.
Azcárraga Jean is widely credited for turning around Televisa into the prosperous company it is today after the death of his father. Today, the company has the strongest balance sheet in its history and is well positioned to continue improving its operating performance and seek new initiatives to create value for its shareholders. Emilio is also Member of Univision, one of the main TV companies in the USA. Also Grupo Televisa has become one of the main new entrants in Mexico’s telecommunication market. Televisa’s cable companies brings Internet services, Pay TV and fixed phone services in Mexico City and in the main cities of the country. Also with SKY, a DTH company, Televisa has more than 4 million subscribers.
Azcárraga Jean is also a global board member of Endeavor. Endeavor is an international non-profit development organization that finds and supports high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Finally Emilio is one of the main Mexican philanthropists in the country, mainly with the Televisa’s Foundation and with the Teleton Foundation.