Mr. Emilio Romano is President & CEO of Bank of America in Mexico since 2014. In his role he oversees BofA’s Corporate, Investment and Transactional Banking activities, the Equities, Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities businesses, as well as the domestic bank and broker dealer subsidiaries of BAC.
Mr. Romano served until 2013 as President of Telemundo Media and led the broadcast network, its 15 owned stations, the news, sports and entertainment divisions and Telemundo Studios. He oversaw Telemundo International, the company’s Digital Media group, the network’s sales and marketing units and the cable network division. Telemundo secured the 2018 and 2022 U.S. rights to the FIFA World Cup and, in 2012 and 2013, achieved the best primetime performance in the network’s history.
Mr. Romano, was CEO of Mexicana de Aviación through 2007. He led the airline through the largest financial restructuring in the airline’s 87-year history and its successful sale to a private investor group. He spearheaded the launch of the first low-cost carrier in Mexico “Click Mexicana”. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and served in the Board of Directors of TAM Linhas Aereas (NYSE:TAM).
During the late 1990 ́s, Emilio was Grupo Televisa ́s head of Mergers and Acquisitions, and later President of the International Business division. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Univision Communications (NYSE:UVN) and Claxson Interactive (NASDAQ: XSON). At the beginning of his career, Emilio held various positions within the Mexican Ministry of Finance, including General Director of Tax Policy and Federal Fiscal Attorney. He was the Mexico’s chief negotiator of the country’s income tax treaties network, as well as NAFTA’s treasury and customs matters.
Mr. Romano holds a law degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City, where he graduated cum laude and earned a diploma in international law at the City of London Polytechnic. In 2012, Romano was recognized as one of The Imagen Foundation’s Most Powerful & Influential Latinos in Entertainment, was chosen as a member of the 2012 CableFAX 100 and received the 2013 Multiethnic TV Leadership Award from Broadcasting and Cable.