Cesar R. Conde
M.B.A. ’99, University of Pennsylvania
A media executive committed to expanding opportunity for others, Cesar Conde leads NBCUniversal News Group, which reaches more viewers than any other news organization in the United States.
As chair of NBCU News Group, Conde oversees NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC. He has led efforts to expand NBCU’s digital platforms to the highest viewership, while enhancing award-winning television programming.
Promptly after his appointment, Conde launched the Fifty Percent Challenge Initiative, committing to attract more women and people of color into newsrooms. He also established NBCUniversal Academy, partnering with 30 universities to train journalists largely from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
“I’ve been privileged to lead great news organizations during a transformative time in journalism, and to focus on opening professional and educational doors for historically underrepresented groups, which is very personal for me.”
A first-generation American of Cuban and Peruvian descent, Conde previously served as chair of NBCUniversal International Group, chair of Telemundo Enterprises, and president of Univision Networks. He was also a White House Fellow and aide to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Conde co-founded the Futuro Program, providing support to Hispanic students. He is an experienced trustee and board member at the Aspen Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the boards of Walmart and PepsiCo.
“I’ve been blessed by mentors who have guided me and inspired me to create opportunities for others. I hope to help Harvard use its vast intellectual resources to address the hardest challenges we face as a society.”