Vice-President and General Manager, Latin America North and ESPN Mexico
Gerardo Casanova joined ESPN as the company’s first-ever general manager in Mexico in December 2005. Casanova is based in ESPN’s Mexico City offices where he heads the Disney & ESPN Media Networks for the Latin-American North region.
Among other activities Casanova is responsible for all of ESPN’s business in Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Venezuela and Mexico (North Latin).
Prior to joining ESPN, Casanova served as director of International Business for Grupo Televisa. In this role, he was responsible for international strategy and new business development, including the creation of Televisa Home Entertainment. Earlier in his career, Casanova held several positions with Mexico’s Ministry of Economics, including Chief Advisor to the Undersecretary of Economics, where he advised on issues relating to business, trade, and technology policy.
Gerardo Casanova has a B.A. degree in Economics from the Anahuac University as well as a Doctoral in Political Economy, a Masters in Politics, Economics and Business from the Claremont University and The Peter F. Druker School of Management USA. He also has Graduate Studies in Global Finance from the London School of Economics.
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