Javier Bardají
Roberto Garver/Atresmedia
Spain
2022

Atresmedia

Javier
Bardají

CEO

Over the summer, Bardají took over from long-­serving CEO Silvio Gon­zález at the Spanish media giant, home to leading commercial broadcaster Antena 3, streaming service Atresplayer Premium and radio station Onda Cero. And the succession would be smooth: Bardají has run Atresmedia’s TV division since 2010 and been a company board member since 2019. He helped build Atresmedia’s reputation as a powerhouse scripted player, boosting content production to help reduce the group’s reliance on the ad market, and he was instrumental in launching its SVOD platform. Atresmedia is known as the original co-producer of Netflix’s global hit “La Casa de Papel” and has become a prolific TV maker, while movie arm Atresmedia Cine is one of Spain’s biggest prodcos. Antena 3 has been a strong performer this year, while Atresplayer Premium has hit 412,000 subscribers.  

Career

  • Mediaset España
  • Atresmedia

Education

  • University of Navarra (Spain)

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