Semana.com is the website launched in 1998 of the Revista Semana, the country’s leading opinion and political analysis magazine, owned by Felipe López Caballero, who is the son of Alfonso López Michelsen and grandson of Alfonso López Pumarejo, these last 2 former presidents of Colombia.
The digital media conserves the editorial line of the printed version, and many of its articles and columns coincide. However, the digital media has distinctive features regarding the printed version. The website produces content more constantly than the printed version of the magazine, which circulates weekly. In addition, own investigation and journalistic analysis are generated and promoted from the digital media.
Alexa Rank 2015: 30
Media Companies / Groups
Publicaciones Semana S.A.
Semana.com as well as the printed magazine, mostly belong to the Lopez Caballero family. However, Isabel López Andreau registers a 9% of the shares.
Group / Individual Owner
Sociedad de Administración de Inmuebles e Inversiones S.A.S.
Mr. Felipe López Caballero has 55% of shares in this company. The remaining ownership is divided as follows:
Valmiera Enterprises Corp y Cía SCA (26.6023063%)
Kunde Ventures Limited (15.0673296%)
Felicity Comercial Inc (3.2471464%)
Isabel López Andreu.
Niece of Felipe López Caballero. Daughter of Alfonso López Caballero, Colombian diplomat, a politician and a member of the board of directors of Publicaciones Semana S.A.
Santiago Londoño White
Felipe López Caballero | Member of a traditional family of the Colombian political elite. Owner of Publicaciones Semana.
Alejandro Santos Rubino | Member of one of the most important families of the Colombian political elite. The son of Enrique Santos Calderón and nephew of President Juan Manuel Santos. His wife, María Aparicio Cammaert, is Secretary General of the Colombia
Alejandro Santos Rubino | Member of one of the most important families of the Colombian political elite. He is the son of Enrique Santos Calderón and nephew of President Juan Manuel Santos. His wife, María Aparicio Cammaert, is Secretary General of the Co
Other Important People
Legal Representative. Sister of Maria Luisa Mesa Zuleta, renowned lawyer who made the shortlist for the position of Attorney General in 2012, and member of the Board of Directors of the El Tiempo CEET S.A. Publishing House. Sister of Juan Mesa Zuleta, who was Communications Advisor to the Presidency in the first term of Juan Manuel Santos and later director of Fundación Buen Gobierno, who promoted the re-election of Santos.
Legal Representative. Legal Director of Publicaciones Semana S.A.
Legal Representative. Financial and Administrative Manager of Publicaciones Semana S.A.
Member of a traditional family of the Colombian political elite. Owner of Publicaciones Semana. His father is Alfonso López Michelsen and his grandfather is Alfonso López Pumarejo, both former presidents of the country. He studied business administration in the London School of Economics and was a member of the team of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation in London.
She worked for Banco Central Hipotecario, la fiduciaria and la Previsora.
Partner of the Brigard & Urrutia Law Firm since 1994, which specializes in Business Law. He is an expert in media and information technology. Alternate Manager at Valcaba S.A.S., company created in 2008 and dedicated to farming operation.
He participated in the dialogs of Caguán as government negotiator. He was a representative of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation. In 2009, he was a presidential candidate for the Colombian Liberal Party. He has worked in several public positions: He was ambassador of Colombia in the United Kingdom between 2002 and 2006. In 1998 he was Minister of the Interior; between 1992 and 1993 he was Minister of Agriculture.
He is the son of the former president Alfonso López Michelsen, grandson of the former president Alfonso López Pumarejo, and brother of: Felipe López Caballero and Juan Manuel López Caballero.
Member of the board of directors of Bavaria S.A. after its purchase by SAP Miller. He was an independent director of the company. Member of the board of directors of BIOMAX S.A., a company of fuel distribution created in 2014, currently controlled by Grupo Terra, Central American economic group that is owned by Honduran millionaire Fredy Antonio Nasser Selman. He was advisor to the head of the National Planning Department and economic secretary to the presidency (1991).
Creator of the Fundación Semana. She currently works as Director of Sustainability of Publicaciones Semana S.A. Member of several advisory councils: Acumen Fund, of the WorldWildlifeFund and the Global ReportingInitiative (GRI), and a member of the board of directors of Ventures Corporation. Daughter of: Felipe López Caballero and Pilar Castaño. She is married to Felipe Vegalara (Related to the Oil industry; son of Armando Vegalara, entrepreneur of the automotive sector).
Owner and legal representative of Camilo Villaveces Atuesta y Cía. Ltda, dedicated to business administration activities. He was President of Ashmore Management Company and of Inverlink. He belongs to the board of directors of Club Puerto Peñalisa. He is the brother of: Álvaro Villaveces Atuesta (who belongs to the board of directors of the Universidad de los Andes).
She has a renowned career in the banking and financial area. Representative of the office of the prestigious auction house Christie’s in Colombia.
In 1989 he was General Manager of Leasing Bogotá. He was also Alternate Manager in the Korean Equipment and Machinery Koremac S.A. In the political arena, he expressed his support to the reelection of the government of Juan Manuel Santos.
Dirección: Calle 93 B No. 13-47 / Bogotá D.C.Teléfono: +57 (1) 6468400Sitio web: www.semana.com
Revenue (in Mill. $)
USD $ 31.834.300 / COP $ 93.379 millions de pesos
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
USD $ 5.522.140/ COP $ 16.198 millions de pesos
Advertising (in % of total funding)
Financial information: exchange rate: 1 USD = 2.937,88 COP
Cámara de Comercio (2015). Certificado de Existencia y representación Legal, Publicaciones Semana S.A, de abril de 2015.
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES. Registro Mercantil, Publicaciones Semana S.A.
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES. Registro Mercantil, Fundación Semana S.A.
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES. Registro Mercantil, Sociedad de Administración de Inmuebles e Inversores S.A.S.
Registro Supersociedades. Publicaciones Semana S.A.
Registro Supersociedades. Fundación Semana S.A.
Documentación Consultada en Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES (2015). Formulario de Renovación de la Matricula Mercantil. Publicaciones Semana S.A.
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES (2015). Acta No. 45 Asamblea General de Accionistas Publicaciones Semana S.A.