IC2012 Madrid Conveners

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undefinedFrank A. Bennack, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer, Hearst Corporation
Chairman, The Paley Center for Media

Frank A. Bennack, Jr. is the chief executive officer of Hearst Corporation, one of the nation's largest private companies engaged in a broad range of publishing, broadcasting, cable networking and diversified communications activities. He is in his second tenure as CEO, and in his first, served as Hearst's CEO for more than twenty-three years. He is also presently vice chairman of the Hearst board of directors and chairman of the corporation's executive committee. Bennack is also a director of Hearst Corporation and a trustee of The Hearst Family Trust established under the Will of William Randolph Hearst. In addition, he sits on a number of corporate committees and The Hearst Foundation boards, where he has served for more than twenty-five years. Prior to his first tenure as chief executive, Bennack served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the corporation and, before that, as vice president and general manager of the Hearst Newspaper Group. He also served in a variety of management posts, including a seven year tenure (1967-1974) as publisher and editor of the San Antonio Light.

undefinedJuan Luis Cebrián

Chairman, El País
Chief Executive Officer, PRISA

Juan Luis Cebrián is the CEO and chairman of the executive committee of the Spanish media group PRISA, as well as vice president of Prisa TV and chairman of the daily newspaper El País. Prisa is the largest group in education, communication, media and entertainment fields in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking worlds, present in twenty-two Latin American countries. Cebrián was managing editor and deputy editor in chief of Madrid dailies Pueblo and Informaciones, to be later appointed head of the news services of Spanish public television (TVE). In January 1976, he became the founding editor in chief of El País, which has been the leading paper for more than three decades not only in Spain but in the whole Spanish-speaking market. From 1986 to1988, he was also president of the International Press Institute (IPI). In October 1988, he took over as chief executive officer of El País and Grupo Prisa. He was named chairman of the executive committee of the board of Prisa in December 2008, and recently appointed chairman of El País. He is a graduate from the Official School of Journalism and from the Complutense University of Madrid. He also studied philosophy. Cebrián is a steady member of the Royal Spanish Academy since 1996 and has authored numerous books both of fiction and essays.

undefinedJuame Giró

Caixa Forum

Jaume Giró is executive director of la Caixa, responsible for media relations (and coordination between "la Caixa,” Criteria CaixaCo-rp, and Obra Social), investor relations, institutional relations, corporate governance, brand management, advertising investment, and sponsorship. Previously he was general director of communications and head of the chairman’s office at Repsol, as well as the chairman of Petrocat and a board member of Petronor. Giró forms part of “la Caixa" management committee and works directly under the "la Caixa" chairman, Isidro Fainé, and CEO, Juan María Nin.  

undefinedPat Mitchell

President and Chief Executive Officer
The Paley Center for Media

From network correspondent and producer to president and CEO of PBS to her current position, Pat Mitchell’s career is characterized by her focus on media as a powerful force for social change. Her work has been recognized with forty-four Emmy Awards, five Peabody’s, and two Academy Award nominations. Mitchell has received numerous honors including the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Leadership, the Women in Cable and Telecommunications Woman of the Year Award, and was a 2008 Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Honoree. Mitchell serves on the boards of the Sundance Institute, the Mayo Clinic, VDAY (a movement to end violence against women), Human Rights Watch, and the Jordan River Foundation’s U.S. board. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Women’s Forum, Mitchell was recently named to Newsweek's 2011 list of 150 Women Who Shake the World.