Juan Luis Cebrián
Juan Luis Cebrián is the founding editor of El Pais in Madrid and CEO of the Prisa media groep. He founded El Pais in 1976, after graduating from the school for journalism and finishing his studies in philosophy at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
As editor of El Pais he played an important role in Spain’s development from a dictatorship to a democracy. In his fifty years in journalism, he has won many prizes, among others the International Editor of the Year Award from the World Press Review in New York (1980), the Premio Nacional de Periodismo de España – Spain’s National Press Journalism Award (1983) and the Freedom of Expression Medal from the F. D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Foundation (1860). He is a member of the Royal Spanish Academy, a member of the board of Le Monde and a writer.