Manuel Urrutia is a highly regarded media and entertainment executive with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He has a proven track record in developing corporate strategies, driving business growth, and leading global teams to success. Manuel is an expert in mobilizing cross-functional teams to set up and operate global Direct-to-Consumer businesses. He is also an exceptional communicator and mediator, skilled in building solid relationships with strategic partners and driving consensus across different organizational levels. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.
One of Manuel's most significant achievements was leading the execution of a global growth strategy for HBO Max, successfully launching the service in 60 territories and driving 50% revenue growth in less than a year. He was responsible for international operations across marketing, technology, product, content, editorial, distribution, and data and insights. Manuel also played a pivotal role in the transition of Time Warner's portfolio towards higher growth businesses, recommending investments in direct-to-consumer (DTC) services, video games, sports, original programming, and international opportunities.
During his career, Manuel has held various senior positions at Time Warner and WarnerMedia, including Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Head of HBO Max Global Expansion Strategy and Operations, and Chief Marketing Officer HBO Max EMEA.
Manuel received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University and his MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.