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Luis Silberwasser 

CompanyTelemundo Internacional
TitlePresident
Job FunctionGeneral Management
Job TitlePresident/CEO/CFO/COO
NATPE Member

Biography

Luis Silberwasser was named President of TELEMUNDO Network in August 2014. He has overall responsibility for the TELEMUNDO broadcast network, including Telemundo Studios, the leading producer of original Spanish-language primetime content for U.S. Hispanics. Working closely with NBCUniversal’s Hispanic Group senior team and TELEMUNDO’s leadership, Silberwasser is responsible for developing and executing the Spanish-language network’s entertainment, sports and news growth strategy with a focus on increased market share and profitability. || Over the course of his career, Silberwasser has acquired a deep understanding of the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets, while building global brands and developing and producing extremely successful quality content. Prior to joining TELEMUNDO, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer for Discovery Networks International (DNI), based in London. He was charged with leading DNI's production and development unit, with the focus on developing global content for Discovery's portfolio of 185 international networks in 224 countries and territories worldwide. || Previously, Silberwasser served as Senior Vice President, Content Group, for Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic, managing programming, production and marketing for the region's 15 channels, including Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia, where he was also General Manager. Silberwasser also held leadership positions in marketing, sales and business development within Discovery's international division. He led new business opportunities as Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning at Discovery Networks International, including the division's entry into the lifestyle category and the U.S. Hispanic market. He also served as Vice President of Affiliate Sales for the Latin American division, where he helped increase distribution for the flagship Discovery Channel. || Before joining Discovery in 1998, Silberwasser was Vice President and General Director of the personal care and comfort divisions of Sunbeam Corporation in Delray Beach, Florida. He also served as Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he led top beauty care brands including Oil of Olay Skin Care and Secret Deodorant. || Silberwasser holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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