The Board of Directors of PRISA (EL PAÍS publishing group) decided, at its meeting this Tuesday, to call the 2021 Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting for next June 29 at one in the afternoon. In the event that the necessary quorum did not exist in this first call, the meeting would be held, on second call, the next day at the same time, as reported by the publishing group to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV).
In the agenda of the meeting, the approval of the accounts, the non-financial information statement and the management of the Board of Directors corresponding to 2020 is proposed.
The board will also address changes in the composition of the Board of Directors. On the one hand, the appointment of Carmen Fernández de Alarcón as proprietary director, representing Vivendi (9.9% of the capital), will be proposed. In addition, the re-election of Manuel Mirat as executive director will be voted, as well as the appointment of Carlos Núñez as executive director. Finally, the ratification of the appointments by co-option as independent directors of Rosauro Varo, Javier Santiso and María José Marín will be discussed.
The shareholders will also pronounce on the remuneration policy of the board, as well as on changes in the bylaws and in the regulations of the General Shareholders’ Meeting.
After the effective incorporation, on May 24, of the new executive president of PRISA Media, Carlos Núñez, within the framework of the operational reorganization undertaken, the CEOs of PRISA Radio and PRISA Noticias, Pedro García Guillén and Alejandro Martínez Peón, respectively, will dissociate themselves of the group in the next few days. For his part, Augusto Delkáder leaves the editorial direction of the group. The PRISA board highlighted and thanked the work carried out by all of them during their time in the company.
Augusto Delkader, who until now has held the position of editorial director of PRISA, has had extensive experience within PRISA. He has developed his professional activity mainly in the management of group companies. He was a member of the founding team of The country, a publication of which he was deputy director for ten years and CEO of Cadena SER and PRISA Radio. Until now he was vice president of PRISA Radio, president of Cadena SER and of its chain committee, member of the board of Caracol Radio. Pedro García Guillén, is CEO of PRISA Radio since January 2018, was CEO of Movistar + between May 2015 and December 2017. He has spent most of his professional life in Grupo PRISA where he joined in 1998. Among other positions, he held the position of CEO of PRISA TV and DTS (formerly Sogecable ) between 2009 and May 2015. Previously, between 2000 and 2009, he was CEO of EL PAÍS.
For his part, Alejandro Martínez Peón, until now CEO of PRISA Noticias, held the same executive responsibility at Telecable between October 2009 and August 2017. Previously, between 2000 and 2009, he held various management positions in the Telefónica Group, both in Spain and in Latin America. At PRISA Noticias, Martínez Peón has been responsible for promoting the digital transformation of the group’s media. He is one of the architects of the launch of EL PAÍS’s digital subscription strategy, achieving more than 100,000 digital subscribers in one year, something unprecedented in the Spanish-speaking press.
Regarding Carmen Fernández de Alarcón, proposed as the new proprietary director on behalf of Vivendi, she has a degree in Economics and Business Administration (ICADE E-2) from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Professional with more than 25 years of experience in the design, development and management of commercial, marketing and communication strategies in national and international environments of mass consumption, retail, entertainment, telecommunications, tourism, CSR, energy, media, finance sectors. , automotive, luxury or electronic commerce. She is an expert in transformation and digitization of businesses and brands. She began her professional career at Procter & Gamble, where she spent seven years, and later joined JWT Total Communications (WPP Group), DEC Madrid (BBDO Group) and EHSBRANN (Media Planning Group), where she was CEO and member of the Executive Committee. in each of the companies. At Havas Media Group (formerly Media Planning Group) she held other positions as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Havas Sport & Entertainment. He combined this last position with that of Head of Global Business Transformation. She is currently CEO of Havas Spain, one of the largest advertising, content and communication groups with a presence in more than 100 countries.