Adriana Cisneros – Knight Foundation

Adriana Cisneros



Adriana Cisneros was elected to Knight Foundation’s board of trustees in 2018. She serves on the Nominating and Program committees.

Adriana Cisneros is CEO of Cisneros, a privately held company with over 90 years’ experience operating businesses globally. The company today has three divisions: Cisneros Media, Cisneros Interactive and Cisneros Real Estate. 

Cisneros Media produces and distributes entertainment content across all platforms worldwide. Its over-the-air and pay TV network reach over 50 million subscribers in the US, Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain. 

Cisneros Interactive is the leading independent digital advertising company in Latin America, with offices and sales teams in 15 countries in Latin America.   It represents brands such as Facebook, Spotify and LinkedIn and sells its proprietary solutions in mobile and audio with JustMob and Audio.Ad respectively. 

Cisneros Real Estate is responsible for the strategic positioning of the company’s real estate portfolio.  Tropicalia, a sustainable luxury resort development in the Dominican Republic, is currently under development and the most significant undertaking of Cisneros Real Estate.  

AST&Science, Cisneros’ latest investment, aims at bringing worldwide connectivity through LEO satellites. 

Adriana is President of the Fundación Cisneros, a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving access to education in Latin America. She is on the board of MoMA’s Latin American Acquisitions Committee (LACF) and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Cisneros Institute at MoMA. She is a Director and Trustee of the Paley Center for Media. Adriana is also a Board Member of Mattel, Inc., Parrot Analytics, the Knight Foundation and University of Miami. Adriana is a member of the Citibank Private Bank Latin American Advisory Board and an Advisory Board Member for AST & Science. Adriana is also an Advisory Board Member of TheVentureCity and she recently joined the Mission Advancement Corp. Strategic Advisory Board and the board of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA). 

Adriana holds a BA from Columbia University (2002) and a Master’s Degree in journalism from New York University (2005).  Adriana is a Henry Crown Fellow, a Term Member at the Council of Foreign Relations and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development (PLD – 2010). 

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