Adriana Cisneros is the CEO and Vice Chairman of Cisneros, one of the largest privately held media, entertainment, digital media, real estate, tourism resorts and consumer products organizations in the world. Adriana is the granddaughter of the organization’s founder, Diego Cisneros, and the daughter of its Chairman, Gustavo Cisneros.
As a third-generation leader at Cisneros, Adriana is focused on developing new lines of business, establishing global strategic alliances, generating content across all multimedia platforms and extending the company’s global reach. In her previous role as Director of Strategy, she made her mark by leading the company’s digital initiatives, establishing RedMas and Adsmovil as leading online and mobile ad networks in the Americas.
As CEO, Adriana Cisneros will restructure the corporate mission on the bases of four strategic pillars: establish new leadership and consolidate methods of production and distribution of multiplatform content; accelerate the diversification of risks and create new lines of business with the integration of a real estate division anchored on sustainable tourism resorts; invest in innovation and identify entrepreneurial digital projects; and sustain a dedicated vision for Corporate Social Responsibility.
Adriana Cisneros is also CEO of Tropicalia, an environmentally and socially responsible tourism real estate development, incorporating three major hotels and condominiums, on the eastern sector of the Dominican Republic. Adriana is also the President of the Fundación Cisneros, a non-profit organization founded by Gustavo Cisneros and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros that strives to improve education in Latin America and foster global awareness of the region´s heritage and its contribution to world culture. Adriana oversees the foundation’s educational initiatives, including the teacher training program, Actualización de Maestros en Educación (AME).
Adriana Cisneros is member of the Executive Committee and Director of the International Academy of Television Arts & Science (International Emmy’s); member of the International Council and Latin American and Caribbean Fund of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA); member of the Board of Directors of PS1 MoMA and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and founding member of Endeavor Miami. She is also member of the Georgetown University Latin American Board, and a term member of the Council of Foreign Relations.
Adriana is a private investor in NXTP Labs, and serves as an investor and mentor of the Digital Accelerator in Brazil. She is also member of YPO Intercontinental, and New York City and Americas Gateway Chapters.
Adriana Cisneros holds a BA from Columbia University (2002) and obtained a Master’s Degree in journalism from New York University (2005). She is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development (PLD – 2010).