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Cesar Conde Gets EVP Job at NBCUniversal

September 13, 2013

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Cesar Conde, new executive vice president at NBCUniversal (photo: Univision)

Cesar Conde resigned as president of Univision to take up a newly created position as executive vice president at NBCUniversal, the media giant announced Friday.

NBCUniversal announced the new hire moments after Univision announced his resignation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Mr. Conde had served as president of Univision since 2009.

"Cesar is an impressive business executive with both traditional and emerging media expertise," Steve Burke, NBCUniversal CEO, said in a statement. "His experience leading multiple domestic and international businesses will be instrumental in maximizing all the opportunities to grow our portfolio."

The EVP role is a new one for NBCUniversal. Mr. Conde will focus on business development, strategic priorities and special business projects across the company's portfolio, according to a news release.

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Mr. Conde will report to Mr. Burke and will be a member of the executive committee. He'll also oversee the International Group led by Kevin MacLellan, who was recently appointed chairman.

Univision credits Mr. Conde with transforming the network into a global, multiplatform media brand, pointing out that the company's main broadcast platform became the top network in the country regardless of language in July 2013.

Mr. Conde had been with Univision since 2003. Previously, he served as the White House Fellow for Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 20022003. He is a trustee of the Aspen Institute and the Paley Center for Media and a full member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

He earned an honors B.A. at Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Other changes at Univision

Meanwhile, Univision Communications announced a reorganization of its UnivisionNetworks team following Mr. Conde's departure.

Alberto Ciurana, president of Programming and Content; Isaac Lee, president of News; and Juan Carlos Rodriquez, president of Univision Deportes, will report directly to Randy Falco, president and CEO.

"Alberto, Isaac and Juan Carlos are three extraordinarily talented executives with keen insights and deep knowledge of our business, our audiences and what makes our networks so successful," Mr. Falco said in a news release. "This new management structure provides us with an opportunity to be even more nimble going forward."

He added, "We are appreciative of Cesar's contributions to Univision over the last decade."

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