It is the website of the newspaper El Tiempo –the country’s most widely read newspaper-. The site manages opinion contents and varied national and international news, maintaining the editorial line of the printed newspaper.
In 1911 the El Tiempo was founded after the creation of the website in 1995.
In April 2012, Grupo Aval acquired the 88.37% of stockholding after it bought 55% shares of Grupo Planeta. In May, Grupo Aval consolidates the 100% ownership of the El Tiempo Publishing House. Now the outlet is owned by the richest man of the country. The website of El Tiempo is the most visited media site in Colombia.
Throughout 2014, El Tiempo.com ranked among the top 15 most visited media in Colombia, according to Alexa. In the MOM ranking, El Tiempo.com also ranks in the first position based on audience size.
Alexa Rank 2015: 12
Media Companies / Groups
Casa Editorial El Tiempo S.A.
In April 2012, the Grupo Aval of Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo acquires the 88.37% of the shares of the company after buying the 55% shareholding of Grupo Planeta of Mexico. By May of the same year, Aval consolidates the 100% ownership of the El Tiempo Publishing House, which ends up dividing in companies such as Inversiones Vistahermosa, Inversegovia and Seguros de Vida Alfa.
Group / Individual Owner
Inversiones Vistahermosa S.A.S.
This company belongs to the Aval Group.
The Inverprogreso S.A. company is the only shareholder of Inversiones Vistahermosa S.A.S., registering a direct equity interest of 0.000000427% in the El Tiempo CEET S.A publishing house.
Inversegovia S. A.
This company belongs to the Aval Group. The shareholding composition of the company is as follows:
Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo (64,17%)
Seguros de Vida Alfa S.A. (35,82%)
The Adminegocios S.C.A., Inverprogreso S.A. companies and the Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo Organización Ltd each register one share, and total less than 1% of the ownership.
Seguros de Vida Alfa S.A.
This company belongs to the Aval Group.
Seguros de Vida Alfa is divided between Adminegocios&Cía S.C.A. (52%), RendifinS.A. (30.3%), ActiunidosS.A.,Activos Tesalia S.A. in liquidation, Relantano S.A.,
Seguros Alfa S.A and
Directly or indirectly, Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo has controlling ownership in all these companies.
Alfonso Villegas Restrepo | Colombian lawyer, journalist and thinker from the first half of the 20th century.
Roberto Pombo | He is a member of the board of directors of CEETTV S.A. He is the husband of Juanita Santos Calderón, cousin of the president Juan Manuel Santos and sister of the former vice president and former candidate to Bogotá’s City Hall by the Fran
Diego Santos (until August 2015). | Son of Rafael Santos Calderón (he was director of El Tiempo). Nephew of Francisco Santos. He was editor at the News Agency AP for Latin America. He was Content and Digital Production Manager of El Tiempo until August 20
Other Important People
General Manager / Legal Representative
He worked as Vice President of Technology of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A., from 2012 until his appointment as General Manager of the El Tiempo Publishing House. He worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the German Technical Cooperation Office GTZ. He was deputy director of National Taxes in Planning and Development.
Colombian entrepreneur, rated by FORBES as the richest man of the country. He is active in the following economic sectors: Banking, Agribusiness, Energy and Gas, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Hotel Industry, Construction. In 2012, with the purchase of the 100% of the shares of the El Tiempo Publishing House, the entrepreneur incorporated to the media sector.
He is a member of the board of directors of CEETTV S.A. Since 1996, he has been advisor of the Presidency of the Organización Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo. He is also a member of the boards of directors the following companies: Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A., (since 2002), Seguros Alfa and Seguros de Vida Alfa (since 2002), AFP Porvenir (since 2008), Gas Natural ESP (since 2009), COLFUTURO (since 2009).
She is the sister of former Vice President of Colombia Francisco Santos and cousin of President Juan Manuel Santos. She is the former wife of Patricio Wills, President of Productora de Televisión RTI. She is the sister-in-law of Roberto Pombo, the current director of the El Tiempo newspaper.
Partner and founder of Prieto Carrizoza Law Firm. During the first term of Juan Manuel Santos, he was appointed as Embassador of Colombia in Italy.
Politician and Colombian journalist. Among other public positions, he has worked as: Minister of Communications, Minister of Culture, Ambassador of Colombia in several countries, Deputy of the Assembly of Cundinamarca, Councilor of Bogotá, Member of the House of Representatives and Senator of Colombia. He is a member of the working table of W Radio. He has also worked in Caracol Radio, La FM, The El Siglo newspaper and the Diners magazine.
President of the board of directors.of Grupo Argos. She isformer director of Dinero Magazine. She is a member of the governing board at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. She is a member of the boards of directors of: Fundación Santa Fe, Ruta N Medellín.
A well-known Colombian economist with a neoliberal orientation. He was Minister of Finance in the government of César Gaviria during a period of economic liberalization (1990-1994). He was rector of the University of the Andes (1995-1997). He has been opinion columnist of El Tiempo.
Daughter of Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo. President of the governing board of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. – Colombia.
She is a member of the board of directors of INVERSEGOVIA S.A., company of the Organización Sarmiento Angulo that is a shareholder of the El Tiempo CEET S.A. Publishing House
He appears as the Alternate Manager in three of the five shareholder companies of the El Tiempo CEET S.A. Publishing House. He has held various management positions in the Organización Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo Ltda. and in several companies and/or financial entities belonging to the business group.
Opinion Columnist of El Tiempo. A biochemist and academic. He was director of the National Health Institute and president of the Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences. He was rector of the University of Colombia (2006-2012).
Chemical engineer of long career in public and private positions in the energy mining sector. Among his most recent positions are the Presidency of the Cartagena Refinery REFICAR and the Ministry of Mines and Energy (1997-1998). He is currently a senior member in the board of directors of Riopaila Castilla, an agribusiness company.
A lawyer from the González Asociados law firm. She made the shortlist for the position of Attorney General in 2012. She is the sister of Juan Mesa Zuleta, who was Communications Adviser to the presidency during the first term of Juan Manuel Santos and later director of the Fundación Buen Gobierno, which promoted the re-election of Santos. She is the sister of María Elena Mesa Zuleta, general director of Publicaciones Semana.
He is an independent member of the board of directors of the Banco de Bogotá, a financial entity that is member of the Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. He is a member of the board of directors of the Banco de Bogotá (Panamá) S.A., a member of the Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. In 1992, he had shares in the 24 Horas newscast.
Chief Statutory Auditor.
Dirección: Avenida. Calle 26
68 b – 70 / Bogotá D.C. Teléfono: (1) 2940100Sitio web: www.eltiempo.com.co
Revenue (in Mill. $)
USD $ 176.991.000 / COP $519.164 millions de pesos
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
USD $ 4.217.460 / COP $12.371 millions de pesos
Advertising (in % of total funding)
Financial information: exchange rate: 1 USD = 2.937,88 COP
E-informa. (n.a). Perfil Económico de Casa Editorial El Tiempo CEET S.A
E-informa. (n.a). Perfil Económico de Inversiones Vistahermosa S.A.S.
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES (n.a.), Registro Mercantil, Casa Editorial El Tiempo CEET S.A.
Registro Único Empresarial y Social RUES (n.a.), Registro Mercantil, Inversiones Vistahermosa S.A.S.
Supersociedades (n.a), Consulta general de sociedades, Casa Editorial El Tiempo CEET S.A.
Supersociedades (n.a), Consulta general de sociedades, Inversiones Vistahermosa S.A.S.
Cámara de Comercio (2015). Acta 935 Junta Directiva 04/06/2015, Casa Editorial El Tiempo CEET S.A.
Cámara de Comercio (2013). Estado de Resultados año 2014 y 2013, Casa Editorial El Tiempo CEET S.A.
Cámara de Comercio (2015). Acta 160 Asamblea General De Accionistas, Casa Editorial El Tiempo CEET S.A.
Cámara de Comercio (2015). Formulario De Renovación Mercantil 19/03/2015, Casa Editorial El Tiempo CEET S.A.
Cámara de Comercio (2015). Registro Único Empresarial, Inverprogreso S.A.
Cámara de Comercio (2015). Registro Único Empresarial, Inversegovia S.A.S.
Cámara de Comercio (2015). Registro Único Empresarial, Inversiones Vistahermosa.