Bernardo Gómez Martínez
|Bernardo Gómez Martínez|
July 24, 1968|
Mexico City, DF
|Occupation||Executive VP, Grupo Televisa|
Bernardo Gómez Martinez (born 1968) is the executive vice president of Grupo Televisa and Emilio Azcárraga Jean’s closest and most important adviser. Overseeing the news department, he has full authority in overall content, newscasts, political satire, and anchors; vice president of news Leopoldo Gomez reports to him. Mr. Gómez Martinez is also in charge of government relations. He handles affairs with the legislative branch, and has been Televisa’s only liaison with the past two presidential campaigns, successfully securing the company’s interests.
Until recently, Gómez was president of the Mexican National Chamber of Radio and Television Industry, where he headed the repeal of several regulations enacted during the '60s that restricted the liberty of electronic media. He is a highly regarded intellectual and political analyst among Mexico’s business elite. His close bond with Azcárraga, his closest friend, goes back to childhood; and although Azcarraga's father didn't approve of their relationship, as soon as he died, Emilio Jr. brought him into the company, where he has surpassed expectations.
However, many are mystified by their relationship, unable to explain the many attributions and liberties that El Tigrillo grants to Gómez, which range from harmless excesses with the company’s funds and assets to more serious responsibilities. Mexico’s weekly magazine "Proceso" has written extensively about the executive. Within Televisa, he works closely with Alejandro Quintero, a board member and group vice president of sales.
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