Cesar Conde

Years in Cable/TV: 12

Education: BA, with honors, Harvard University; MBA, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

One Word that Best Describes Me: Grateful

NBCU is wisely banking on proven executives to power its future growth, and Conde and Shapiro are two shining examples. Former Univision chief Conde continues to elevate the Telemundo brand across markets and platforms. Under his leadership, 2015 was a year of tremendous growth for Telemundo, including the network’s Monday- Friday primetime ratings hitting their highest in its history among total viewers and A18-49, and NBC Deportes became the home of the largest global sports event in the world, The Fifa World Cup. He also recently worked with the NBCU-Comcast leadership to set plans to build a new global headquarters in Miami. Shapiro, meanwhile, spearheaded the launch of streaming comedy channel Seeso, targeting comedy super fans and including live-streamed stand-up every month.

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: Voice Remote

My first job: Mailroom

Best way to spend a Saturday night: Movie night

New favorite binge: “El Señor de los Cielos”

Favorite vacation spot: Caribbean

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