El Espectador is a digital newspaper and its owner is the Santo Domingo Family by Valorem S.A., who also own Canal Caracol, Blu Radio and the magazines Cromos and Shock.
El Espectador.com is the website of the newspaper El Espectador. The digital media manages opinion contents and varied news about national and international issues, conserving the editorial line of the printed newspaper.
During 2014, El Tiempo.com ranked among the top 20 in the most visited media database on Colombia, according to Alexa. In the MOM ranking, El Tiempo.com also ranks in the third position for audience volume.
Alexa Rank 2015: 18
Media Companies / Groups
Valorem S.A. and Primeother S.A.S. holding companies controlled 99% of the shares of El Espectador.com, both companies belong to the Santo Domingo Family. A minimum percentage of this digital media still belongs to the Cano Family, originally founder of the newspaper.
Group / Individual Owner
Company belonging to the Santo Domingo Family, whose company Valorem S.A has 86.09% of shares. The rest belongs to PrimeFinanzas S.A.S. (in liquidation) (13.91% ).
Founding Family of the El Espectador newspaper.
Fidel Cano Gutiérrez | Journalist and a politician of the department of Antioquia.
Diego Carvajal | He is the digital responsible of the media of Grupo Santo Domingo, being in charge of adapting the media contents to the digital formats. He was the digital of Univisión. Between 2011 and 2012, he worked in the digital media of Caracol Te
Leonardo Rodríguez | He is the director of the El Espectador website. Since 2006, he is the person in charge of the digital strategy of the media. Between 1997 and 2004, he was economic contents editor of El Espectador in printed version.
Other Important People
Legal representative /General Manager. He works as General Manager of Comunican S.A. since December 2006.
Alternate Legal Representative. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. He was advertising manager for the Casa Editorial El Tiempo S.A. from 1996. In 2002, he was designated general manager of the Casa Editorial El Tiempo.
Alejandro is son of Julio Mario Santo Domingo and Beatriz Dávila. When his father died in 2011, Alejandro inherited the liability in the companies of the grupo Santo Domingo that he led. According to Forbes magazine, Santo Domingo is the second wealthiest person in Colombia with assets totaling USD 4.9 billion.
He is cousin of Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila. He is the son of Carlos Pérez Norzagaray, an important former director of Avianca. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Caracol Televisión S.A. He was Manager of Canal Caracol from 2011 to August 2012, replacing Paulo Laserna Phillips.
President of Canal Caracol. He replaced to Carlos Alejandro Pérez Dávila in 2012. He has been Director of Television Cadena 3, Manager of Compañía de Informaciones Audiovisuales production company; vice president of Programming for Caracol Television and a member of the Governing Board in El Espectador, Caracol Radio and Caracol Television. In 2008, he won the Simón Bolívar National Journalism Award. In 1997, he was the Director of Cromos magazine. He has been Audiovisual Director for the State Television during the administration of Virgilio Barco and César Gaviria. He is a close friend of Juan Manuel Santos and Germán Vargas Lleras.
President of Valórem S.A. Member of the Boards of Directors of Caracol Televisión S.A., Biofilm, Almagrán S.A., Almacenar S.A., Ditransa S.A. and of the Compañía Eléctrica de Sochagota.
Vice President of the firm Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc. in New York. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Valorem S.A. He is memeber of the Board of Directors of Linio Colombia S.A.S., an online retail company that is part of the holding company Valorem S.A.
Dirección: Av. 68 No. 23 – 71 / Bogotá D.C. Teléfono: (1) 4232300Sitio web: www.elespectador.com/
Revenue (in Mill. $)
USD $ 19.136.600 / COP $ 56.133 millions
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
USD $ -3.772.220 / COP $ -11.065 millions
Advertising (in % of total funding)
USD $ 8.043.210 / COP $ 23.593 millions
Financial information: exchange rate: 1 USD = 2.937,88 COP
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES (2015), Registro Mercantil, Comunican S.A. de 12-09-2015.
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Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES (2015), Formulario de renovación de la matrícula mercantil. Comunican S.A. de 2015
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Cámara de Comercio. (2015). Extracto No. 29 Asamblea General de Accionistas Valorem S.A. de 27-03-2015
Cámara de Comercio. (2014). Deposito Estados Financieros y Balance General de 2014 Valorem S.A. de 31-12-2014
Cámara de Comercio. (2015). Formulario De Renovación Matricula Mercantil. Valorem S.A. de 18/03/2015
Cámara de Comercio. (2015). Inscripción De Situación De Control. Valorem S.A. de 30/07/2015.
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