Alejandro González, 14ymedio
Alejandro González leads development and innovation efforts at 14ymedio, Cuba’s first independent digital news platform founded by acclaimed independent journalist, Yoani Sánchez. In this capacity, he is responsible for expanding partnerships, growing audiences and creating innovative revenue streams for the news platform.
González works with a dynamic team willing to take on the challenge of opening a greater space for independent media to thrive in Cuba. With correspondents and reporters around the island, 14ymedio is positioning itself as the news platform that accompanies Cuban citizens during these times of great change on the island.
Prior to his current role, González was a senior analyst at a startup advisory firm, directly responsible for crafting market expansion strategies for leading U.S. companies and institutions seeking to expand their business into Latin America.
A graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, González has a strong passion for initiating positive disruptive change in society. He serves as a mentor to first-generation Georgetown students and is the curator of the Global Shapers Miami Hub, a community of the World Economic Forum. He is an avid globetrotter and loves salsa dancing.
González resides in Miami, Florida, surrounded by a fun and eclectic Cuban family, and is constantly on WhatsApp chatting with The G19, his group of friends who live all over the world.