Yon de Luisa became President of Federacion Mexicana de Futbol (the Mexican FA) right after last summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
In his prior role as Vice President of Sports for Grupo Televisa, the largest Spanish language Media Company based in Mexico City, Yon de Luisa was responsible for all sports programming and broadcasting, including Televisa Deportes on Open Air TV, TDN on Pay TV, LIGA MX’s Club America, and Estadio Azteca. Televisa was an official broadcaster of the FIFA 2018 World Cup.
A native of Mexico City, after graduating from Universidad Iberomaericana with a degree in Civil Engineering, de Luisa pursued his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Before his involvement in the sports industry, de Luisa worked for over a decade in the finance sector. First trading at the Stock Exchange in Mexico City, later managing consumer credit in Banamex (now Citi), and finally as a General Manager.
During the last 13 years, de Luisa has been involved in managing soccer teams beginning as Operating Director, Vice-president, and CEO of Club America, Club Necaxa and Estadio Azteca. He also participated for over the last ten years in FIFA and CONCACAF events as a General Coordinator, and as the Director of the Local Organizing Committee for the FIFA U17 World Cup Mexico™ in 2011. During the last years, he had an active role on the return of the NFL to play official matches in Mexico City.