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Cesar Conde, 2023 Excellence Award Honoree

Updated: May 16, 2023

César Conde, son of a Peruvian father, César A. Conde, M.D. and a Cuban mother, María Conde. César was born in New York City growing up in Miami. He is the oldest of three brothers: Jorge Conde, a senior partner at private venture capital firm Andreesen Horowitz and Enrique Conde a partner at law firm Holland & Knight.

In 2020, he became Chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group, with oversight of NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC, and NBC News NOW, becoming the first Hispanic to lead a major English-language television news organization. Conde gained oversight of NBCU News Group amid one of the most intense and challenging news cycles in recent history steering the organization during a global pandemic, an ensuing economic crisis, and historic social unrest, all unfolding against the backdrop of a complex election cycle.

At NBCU News Group he accelerated its leading position across all platforms to become the most-watched news organization in the U.S. There he launched the Fifty Percent Challenge Initiative, which aspires to achieve diversity in the newsrooms. It features the NBCU Academy, a multiplatform journalism training program for college students partnering with 45 academic institutions serving underrepresented populations.

Previously, Conde was Chairman of NBCU International Group and NBCU Telemundo Enterprises. As Chairman Conde was responsible for the operations and international expansion of NBCUniversal businesses outside North America. While leading Telemundo Enterprises, Conde propelled it to its number one ranking for the first time in primetime among key demographics.

Under Conde's leadership, Telemundo Global Studios (TGS) launched the TGS Fellowship Program, the first premier professional development project for scripted content producers in Hispanic media, part of Telemundo Academy, a multimedia academic program designed to develop new talent in the media industry starting in high school.

Prior to NBCU, Conde was the President of Univision Networks serving in a variety of senior executive posts. He is credited with transforming this Spanish-language media company into a leading global, multi-platform media brand. 

In 2009, Conde spearheaded the launch of Univision's "Es el Momento" campaign, a comprehensive effort focused on informing the Hispanic community of the importance of education. The campaign received support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. In March 2011, a Town Hall event with President Barack Obama was broadcast to over 2.7 million viewers. In May 2011, President Obama appointed him to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and in 2012, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

In 2005, he co-founded the Futuro Program, a non-profit organization that provides role models and educational workshops to Hispanic high school students.

Prior to Univision, Conde served as a White House Fellow for Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002 to 2003. He also worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Salomon Smith Barney. Conde serves on the board of directors of Walmart and PepsiCo. He is also a Trustee of the Aspen Institute and a Board Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a B.A. with honors from Harvard University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 


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