Adriana Cisneros is Vice Chairman of the Board and Director of Strategy of the Cisneros Group of Companies, one of the largest privately held media, entertainment, telecommunications and consumer products organizations in the world. The Cisneros Group wholly owns or controls companies ranging from broadcast television and television production to consumer products, and real estate. The Group sells TV programming and other media content on five continents and in over 90 countries. Its media and entertainment holdings include Venevision, the leading television network in Venezuela; Venevision International, a global Spanish-language entertainment company; and Venevision Productions, a supplier of top-tier telenovelas for North American and world audiences.
Ms Cisneros is the grand-daughter of the Group´s founder, Diego Cisneros, and daughter of the Chairman of the Board, Gustavo Cisneros. She works closely with her father in managing operations and in developing strategy for the Group as a whole. As a third-generation leader of the Cisneros Group, she is overseeing its transformation from a pan-regional Latin American enterprise to one increasingly focused on opportunities in the U.S. Hispanic and global markets.
Ms. Cisneros is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tropicalia, a high-end, environmentally and socially responsible, tourism real-estate development of the Cisneros Group located in the Dominican Republic.
Also, since 2009, Adriana Cisneros is President of the Fundación Cisneros, a non-profit organization founded by Gustavo Cisneros and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros to improve education in Latin America and foster global awareness of the region’s heritage and its contribution to world culture. Adriana oversees three educational initiatives developed by the Fundacion Cisneros: Actualización de Maestros en Educación (AME), and Piensa en arte/Think Art, as well as cl@se, and educational Spanish language TV channel.
Adriana Cisneros is a Director of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (International Emmy’s), and member of the International Council and Latin American and Caribbean Fund at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, She has recently become a board member of P.S.1 at MoMA, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Latin American Program Advisory Board, the Georgetown University Latin American Board, and elected a Term Member of the Council of Foreign Relations. She has also been appointed as a Mentor at the Brazilian Digital Accelerator Company, 21212. Past board affiliations include Inter-American Culture & Development Foundation, a non-profit initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank, Aid for AIDS and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas.
Ms. Cisneros holds a BA from Columbia University (2002) and 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.