New York City, New York
|Alma mater||Harvard University, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania|
|Occupation||Chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group|
|Board member of||PepsiCo, Walmart|
|Spouse||Pamela Silva Conde (m. 2009–2020)|
|Parent(s)||Cesar A. Conde, Maria Conde|
Cesar Conde is an American media executive currently serving as chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group, overseeing NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC. Prior to this, Conde was chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. Before that, he was president of Univision's networks division.
Cesar Conde was named Chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group in May 2020. Under Conde's leadership, the NBCU News Group made substantial investments in digital and streaming, became the only news organization to run three major streaming channels, and achieved historic ratings milestones.
Conde is the first Hispanic to lead a major English-language television news organization. He launched the Fifty Percent Challenge, which aims to promote diversity in the newsroom. The initiative includes NBCU Academy, a journalism training program for college students. NBCU Academy has with 17 academic institutions and provided $6.5 million in funding to prepare students for a career in journalism.
In October 2013, Conde joined NBCUniversal as Executive Vice President to oversee NBCU International and NBCU Digital Enterprises. Prior to NBCUniversal, Conde was the President of Univision Networks and served in a variety of senior executive capacities at the company. He is credited with transforming the Spanish-language media company into a leading global, multi-platform media brand.
Conde served as a White House Fellow for Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002 to 2003. He also worked for StarMedia Network, the first internet company focused on Spanish and Portuguese-speaking audiences globally, and in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Salomon Smith Barney.
Conde serves on the board of directors of Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP). He is also a Trustee of the Aspen Institute and the Paley Center for Media. Conde is also a board member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum. He holds a B.A. with honors from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Cesar Conde was born in New York, NY and grew up in Miami, FL. His father, Cesar A. Conde, M.D.,is an immigrant from Peru and his mother, Maria Conde, is an immigrant from Cuba. He is the oldest of three brothers; his two brothers are Jorge Conde, currently a senior partner for private venture capital Andreessen Horowitz and Enrique Conde, a partner at law firm Holland & Knight.
In 2005 he co-founded the Futuro Program, a non-profit organization that provides role models and educational workshops to Hispanic high school students.
In 2009, Conde spearheaded the launch of Univision's "Es el Momento" (The moment is now) 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 other sponsors. In March 2011, a Town Hall event with President Barack Obama was organized and broadcast to over 2.7 million viewers around the country.
In May 2011, President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Conde as a member of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and in September 2012, Conde was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Excellence in Education
Under Conde's leadership, Telemundo Global Studios (TGS) launched the TGS Fellowship Program, the first-ever premier professional development project for scripted content producers in Hispanic media. It is part of Telemundo Academy, the company's multimedia academic program designed to develop new talent pursuing careers in the media industry starting from the high school age.
During his time at Univision, Conde led the company to enter into several partnerships that drove national community initiatives and empowerment campaigns. One of these campaigns was "Ya es hora", a historic non-partisan Latino civic participation campaign launched in several phases which encouraged eligible Hispanics to become US Citizens, register to vote and exercise their right to vote.
At Telemundo, Conde was the driving force behind the launch of "El Poder En Ti," a community platform focusing on three areas of importance to U.S. Hispanics: education (Tú Educación), health (Tú Salud), and finance (Tú Dinero). Telemundo's commitment to empower the Hispanic community was reinforced in March 2019 when "Hazte Contar," or "Get Counted," was added under the umbrella of "El Poder en Ti." The campaign seeks to increase participation in the upcoming elections and 2020 Census, which will help improve quality of life through a fair distribution of federal funds.
Conde spearheaded the development of Univision's first ever Teletón USA event, a 28-hour coast-to-coast televised fundraising event that exceeded expectations by raising over 15 million dollars. All proceeds went to help families in the U.S. and toward the construction of the first "Centro de Rehabilitación Infantil Teletón" (CRIT) which will be based in San Antonio, Texas.
Conde is the recipient of numerous awards for his efforts on behalf of the Hispanic community as well as his personal achievements. In 2012, Cesar Conde was one of 192 young leaders from 59 countries recognized by the World Economic Forum for their outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments and commitment to society.
Conde married Univision News Anchor Pamela Silva Conde in 2009. They divorced in 2020.