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Porfirio Sanchez Galindo Helping Grupo Televisa Build Dominance in the Media Industry

Porfirio Sanchez Galindo is the CEO of one of the top media company in Mexico offering a broad range of services including cable, direct-to-home satellite, voice and internet services. Televisa distributes its content not just in Mexico but also in other 50 countries across the globe. Apart from that, it also has an interest in other areas like broadcasting, radio production, entertainment, gaming and much more. Over the years, the company is growing its portfolio under the leadership of its CEO Porfirio Sánchez Galindo.

 

Porfirio Sánchez Galindo completed his BS in Applied Mathematics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México which is known for its high-quality education it provides to its students. He then went to the Stanford Graduate School of business to obtain a certificate in its Executive Program. He also has another certificate from the Carnegie Mellon University. After his graduation, he worked with SHCP for almost six years. While he was working as the advisor to the finance secretary, Francisco Gil Diaz, he got a job offer from the World Bank. It was at the same time that he received a call from then Executive Vice President of Grupo Televisa to join the company. He chose the latter, and his decision has helped the company reach the top position in the media industry today. He joined Televisa as the chief economist and Chief of Staff Corporate Vice President in 2006. He was promoted to the post of CEO is June 2015.

 

Porfirio Sánchez Galindo believed that to be profitable, the company needed to expand in the international arena aggressively and it is exactly what he did after joining the company. Today, the Mexican media industry is being dominated by Televisa and holds for more than sixty percent of the total commercial broadcasting concession. It currently services about 60 to 85 percent of the entire population in Mexico. Over the years, Porfirio Sánchez Galindo has helped branched the company into different areas to increase its foothold in the media industry. The company also holds shares in Sky that offers dth services to homes in Mexico and other countries as well. Porfirio Sánchez Galindo has plans to transform the company into an international media company in the next few years.