Carlos Núñez, new executive president of Prisa Media


The board of directors of the Prisa group approved this Tuesday the appointment of Carlos Núñez (Segovia, 1974) as executive president of the division that manages its media, such as El País and Cadena Ser. Núñez was until now CEO Henneo, the communication group of the Yarzas, an Aragonese family that has media such as Heraldo de Aragón, 20 Minutos or the audiovisual production company Factoría, among others, in its company. The appointment as executive president of PRISA Media will be effective on May 24.

Miguel Barroso joins the board of Prisa and Felipe González leaves the editorial committee

Miguel Barroso joins the board of Prisa and Felipe González leaves the editorial committee

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Núñez is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Executive MBA from IESE, PA in Corporate Finance from IE and PADDB + from The Valley Digital Business School. He began his professional career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). In 2000, together with other partners, he launched the Internet startup Verticalia, the first vertical integrator of sectorial portals for Spain and Latin America. In 2001 he joined Unión Fenosa within the investment area, a company in which he also worked in the Corporate Development and Strategy department until 2005. That year, Núñez joined the international consulting firm Oliver Wyman, where he was appointed partner in 2012 .

In 2014 he joined the Henneo group and a year later he was appointed general director of this Spanish communication group, as well as a member of the Boards of Directors of Factoría Plural, Radio Zaragoza, Publicaciones y Ediciones del Alto Aragón, Diximedia and the company de IT Hiberus. He is also an independent director of Catenon, a company listed on the MAB.

With this appointment, the Prisa group takes another step in the process of dividing its main businesses, Education and the Media. The company chaired by Joseph Oughourlian, where he is the maximum owner through the Amber Capital fund with 30%, already notified Alejandro Martínez Peón a few weeks ago that he would not continue as CEO of Prisa Noticias and undertook a selection process that has culminated with the hiring of Núñez.

The Education subsidiary will be led by Manuel Mirat, who goes from being CEO of the entire company to holding that position in Santillana. Both Mirat and Núñez will also have a seat on the board of directors. The Prisa group is immersed in a deep process of changes as published by elDiario.es exclusively with the departure of former President of the Government Felipe González from the editorial committee, in addition to the dismissal of veteran journalist Augusto Delkáder as editorial director. They are replaced by Manuel Polanco, son of the founder of the group, and Miguel Barroso who, in addition to this editorial committee, has been approved to join the Prisa group board of directors as a representative of Amber Capital, the company’s main shareholder.

All these changes are preceded by the internal struggle between Oughourlian and the president of Santander, Ana Botín, for control of the media company. The battle ended up definitively opting for the owner of the Amber fund with the entry of the French telecommunications and entertainment giant, Vivendi, which bought more than 9% of the Spanish media group from the HSBC bank.

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