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Speaker Bio

Hernan Lopez

Hernan Lopez is Founder & CEO of Wondery, the largest independent podcast publisher. Launched in 2016, and known for its immersive podcasts, Wondery became the fastest network to join the Top 10 ranker by Podtrac, propelled by hit shows like Dr Death, Dirty John, American History Tellers, Business Wars, Hollywood & Crime and Gladiator. Fifteen of Wondery’s shows have reached # 1 on Apple Podcasts, and Wondery was the only publisher to ever claim the # 1 and # 2 ‘Top New Podcasts” slots on the 2018 Podtrac ranker, for Dr Death and Gladiator respectively.

Prior to founding Wondery, Hernan was President & CEO of Fox International Channels. During his 18-year tenure, his division grew to $3bn in revenue, as he launched hundreds of channels in the entertainment, factual and sports verticals, both premium and basic, as well as production and digital extensions. During his tenure, he was CEO, then a board member of National Geographic Channels International.

Hernan has been a featured speaker at the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity, SXSW, Promax, Natpe, CES, the Festival Of Media, the INMA World Congress, and numerous investor conferences worldwide. His articles about advertising and media have been published by Ad Age and Fast Company.

A native of Argentina, Hernan moved to Miami in 1997, where he obtained an MBA from the University Of Miami. Today he lives in Los Angeles with his family.


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