Hernan Lopez is Founder and CEO of Wondery, a new media company specialized in Mobile and On-Demand Audio. Wondery creates and curates high-quality podcasts to make them available to consumers, brands and paid audio platforms, and provides writers with a new storytelling medium.
Hernan started his career in radio and went on to become President and CEO of Fox International Channels (FIC) until early 2016. During his 18-year tenure, including 5 as CEO and 3 as COO, FIC grew to $3bn in revenue, launched hundreds of channels, and expanded into premium, sports and original production in multiple languages. FIC pioneered the global day-and-date launch of TV shows with “The Walking Dead”. Today, Fox, National Geographic and Fox Sports are consistently among the most valued TV brands internationally by consumers, advertisers and affiliates.
Prior to Fox, Hernan held positions at different companies in Argentina including Canal 9 and Cablevision/Radio America.
Mr. Lopez has been a featured speaker at multiple events including The Cable Show, NATPE, Promax, Asia Pacific Operator Summit, the Festival of Media and numerous investor conferences. He has also been published in trade magazines such as Ad Age and Broadcasting and Cable.
A native of Argentina, Mr. Lopez earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Miami, a Degree in Advertising from the Escuela Superior de Publicidad de Buenos Aires, and most recently a Board Governance Fellow accreditation from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He serves on the board of not-for-profit GLAAD and currently lives in Los Angeles with his family.