Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega: A Legal Expert with Financial Acumen

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     In 2010, Grupo Televisa signed a multimillion deal with Univision in an operational strategic move that gave the Mexican-based media conglomerate access to the large Hispanic audience in the United States. At the center of the lucrative deal was Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega: a trained lawyer with excellent financial acumen who currently serves as Grupo Televisa’s executive vice president. He was the brain the deal, which was a culmination of several years of financial and legal restructuring of the company’s operations spearheaded by Mr. Angoitia Noriega. His excellent grasp of the business environment in the United States where he had practiced as an attorney played a crucial role in his successful negotiation of the deal worth over $1 billion.

 

Education and Career Background

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega’s excellent track record as a company executive at Grupo Televisa is founded on vast experience not only working at the company but also in other companies. His professional training especially in law has also played a key role in his grasp of how business environments operate. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México where he graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree. This solid academic background is an important pillar in his successful transition from a practicing attorney into corporate management.

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega’s success as a corporate leader at Grupo Televisa masks the fact that he is a trained attorney. He was first hired by the New York-based White & Case LLP where he worked as an attorney. After several years of working in the American law business environment, he opted for private law practice. In 1994, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. made him a managing partner at the law firm, which he cofounded. While working at firm, which he left in 1999, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega he joined Grupo Televisa as a member of the board of directors in 1998. He was made the board’s secretary following his appointment as the company’s chief financial officer. He also doubled up as the company’s executive vice president between 1999 and 2003. He was put in charge of finance and administration. He has served as the company’s overall vice president since 2000.