Juan Luis Cebrián President, PRISA

uan Luis Cebrián Echarri is chairman of PRISA group, and a writer and member of the Spanish Royal Academy. He is a member of the board of Le Monde. He has served as CEO of Grupo Prisa since November 1988. He also served as CEO of Sogecable from its founding in 1989 through 1999. Mr. Cebrián studied Philosophy at the Universidad Complutense and graduated from the Madrid Official School of Journalism in 1963. He was a founding member of the political magazine Cuadernos para el Dialogo (1963) and worked as senior reporter and deputy editor of the Pueblo and Informaciones de Madrid, daily newspapers from 1963 to 1975. He also managed the news service for Televisión Española. Mr. Cebrián is the founding editor of the daily newspaper, El País, which he edited from 1976 to November 1988. From 1986 to 1988 he was also the chairman of the International Press Institute (I.P.I). A writer and author of fiction and essay, he has published 19 books, in ten different languages.