Dr. Juan Luis Cebrián is a prominent Spanish writer and journalist specialized in political sociology. He is Chairman of Prisa, the world’s leading news, education and entertainment group in Spanish and Portuguese. Previously, he was founding editor-in-chief of El País, the global Spanish-language newspaper, which played a crucial role in the Spanish political transition from dictatorship to democracy. He is Chairman of El Pais Board. He also served as President of the International Press Institute and of the Association of Spanish Newspaper Publishers

Laureate of many awards and decorations, he is member of the Royal Spanish Academy and of the board of the French newspaper Le Monde and Honorary Professor in several Universities in Latin America and Doctor Honoris Causa in the Juan Carlos I University in Madrid. He has been appointed also Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France, and Grand Officer of the Order of Bernando O’Higgings.