Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is Grupo Televisa S.A’s Executive Vice President. He also serves as the company’s director. In 2009, he was appointed as the chairman of Grupo Modelo SAB de CV as an independent board member. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is a very successful man holding board positions in numerous other companies like Empresas Cablevision, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, Sky, and Pepsi Bottling Group Mexico.
Alfonso, before joining the Grupo Televisa S.A, had his interests in law. He has previously worked with a New York-based law firm called the White & Case LLP. He also is a cofounder of Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. This law firm has been named as one of the best in Mexico.
Mexico’s Media Industry
Less than 10 years ago, Mexico had less than 3 companies with a 24-hour news channel. However, this has since changed and a revolution has taken place in the Mexico media industry. The number of 24-hour news channels has been on the rise and currently stands at about 10 channels, giving Mexicans a variety from which to choose. One media giant that has occupied the top position, in not only Mexico, but in all Spanish speaking countries, is Televisa. The company is currently owned by Azcárraga family, Ernesto Barrientos Reyes and the O’Farril family.
Hot on the heels of Televisa’s success is Azteca. Azteca currently occupies the second position when it comes to the media industry’s big wigs. It was formerly known as TV Azteca before it changed its name. Mario San Roman is Azteca’s CEO and is the face behind the company’s success. The print media has not been left behind. It has for a long time been dominated by the El Universal. El Universal is the most influential newspaper and number one in Mexico. It started back in 1916 and has been growing since then. The founders of the paper are Félix Palavicini and Emilio Rabasa.