José Bastón to Step Down as President of Televisa International


José Bastón is stepping down from his position as president of Televisa International, effective October 30, to pursue other interests and ventures.

Bastón will remain as a member of the board of directors of Televisa.

“We are very thankful to Pepe for his immeasurable contributions to Televisa over almost three decades, and are sorry to see him leave. Pepe is a trusted friend and a leader who has been instrumental in the development of Televisa as the leading Spanish-language content producer in the world,” said Emilio Azcárraga, the president and CEO of Televisa. “We are pleased to know that Pepe has decided to remain as a member of our board, which will continue to benefit from his insights and tremendous experience.”

“For almost 30 years Televisa has been an important part of my life,” Bastón said. “I have seen it evolve from a traditional media company into a successful, diversified media and telecommunications corporation. Over this period of time, I have had the privilege to work with Emilio, Bernardo and Alfonso, who are my true friends. I am confident that Televisa’s success will continue under their leadership. The other privilege of these years has been to work with a group of great professionals. I will deeply miss my colleagues as well. It has been quite a journey and I will miss working at Televisa. I have gladly accepted to continue as a member of Televisa’s board where I will actively participate in this great company.”