Roberto Llamas is an executive vice president and corporate officer of Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company informing, empowering, entertaining and advocating for Hispanic America. He is responsible for leading the Company’s Human Resources and Community Empowerment initiatives.
Llamas joined Univision in March 2011 and has made significant progress in improving the Company’s organization and leadership performance along with its programs to better inform, empower and advocate on behalf of the Hispanic community. Key initiatives he has championed include enhancing organization and leadership productivity, optimizing resource allocation, and improving talent development and learning systems. He has also created and effectively implemented award-winning community-based programs to empower and advocate on behalf of Hispanics with particular emphasis on educational attainment, improved health, financial prosperity, and civic engagement. Since creating and launching these new efforts, Univision has reached and engaged hundreds of thousands of Hispanics Prior to Univision, Llamas was at The Nielsen Company where he served as chief human resources and public affairs officer for the consumer research company with 40,000 employees in 100 countries. At Nielsen, he helped build a high performance culture and implemented robust leadership and talent development systems and also implemented human capital and community-based strategies to invest and succeed in Nielsen’s markets and communities, including developing markets.
Prior to Nielsen, Llamas served as chief administrative officer for The Cleveland Clinic, a top rated health care
institution with 45,000 employees. There he implemented productivity initiatives that led to operating gains and
improved patient and employee satisfaction. Llamas also introduced six sigma and wellness programs and
significantly upgraded compensation, diversity, and leadership development programs. He formerly was the
chief human resources officer for Lehman Brothers and was also a corporate officer at General Electric where
he headed up HR and other functions for three of GE’s largest businesses. Llamas has also owned and managed
his own consulting firm and held senior leadership positions at TRW and Southern California Edison.
Llamas is a graduate of California Polytechnic University and earned a master’s degree in Organizational
Development from Pepperdine University. He has served on the board of trustees for several community and
education based organizations. He was named one of “100 Most Influential” by Hispanic Business Magazine in
2009, one of the “Most Powerful/Influential Latinos in Entertainment” by The Image Foundation in 2008 and
again in 2011, and “Top 10 Lideres” by Hispanic Executive Magazine in 2012. He has been profiled and/or
featured in several publications, including the April 2012 edition of Talent Management Magazine (as its cover
story), the October 2012 Poder magazine, and the July/August 2011 issue of Hispanic Executive.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching approximately 94% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching approximately 88% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 61 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 67 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; an Interactive network of online and mobile apps and products including UVideos, the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America, Uforia, the leading Hispanic digital music service, Univision.com, the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a news, pop culture and satire TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.Univision.net.