Andrés Cardó is an Economics and Humanities graduate from the the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú). He studied Finance under the Business Administration Program at the Escuela Superior de Administración de Negocios (ESAN) in Lima. He also holds an MBA from Madrid’s IESE. He began his career at PRISA in 1990 at Grupo Santillana, and in 1994 he was put in charge of launching the company’s operations in Bolivia. In 2001 he became Managing Director of Santillana in Brazil, a post he held simultaneously after 2002 with that of Managing Director of Editorial Moderna and, after January 2009, with that of Country Manager of PRISA in Brazil. He represented the Fundación Santillana in Brazil from its foundation there in April 2008 till January 2010 and he remains on its Advisory Board. He was appointed director of Corporate Development and Marketing of PRISA in January 2010 and has been Chief Operations Officer since 2011. In October 2012 he was appointed International Managing Director of PRISA Radio. In October 2014 he was appointed CEO of PRISA Radio.
Within PRISA he has served on the boards of Santillana and CONELPA (JV Condé Nast – EL PAIS). He has also served as president of PRISA Brand Solutions (PBS) and of the boards at AS and PBS. He currently serves on the boards of a range of PRISA Radio companies, Cadena SER and subsidiaries of PRISA Radio in Spain and the Americas.
He has been a member of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Bolivia and Brazil. He has served as Vice-president of the publishers’ association Cámara Bolivána del Libro, the Brazilian Association of Textbooks and Director of the Câmara Brasileira do Livro. He has also received the Order of Simón Bolívar, and the Cultural Prize of the Republic of Bolivia. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UAM-El País School of Journalism. Since September 2016, he has been a member of the Operations Committee of Grupo El Comercio-Prensa & News (Peru).