Hugo Cancio

President & CEO, Fuego Enterprises, Inc

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Hugo Cancio is an internationally renowned expert on the Cuban business environment and culture, and is an active proponent of Cuba’s reconciliation and economic growth. As the President and CEO of Fuego Enterprises since 1997, Mr. Cancio has built a substantial diversified holdings company with operations in media and entertainment as well as travel and telecommunications. He has become one of the most preeminent advisor and consultant on U.S.-Cuban political and economic relations. Among his many accomplishments is the critically acclaimed film “Zafiros Locura Azul”, the OnCuba media platform, the first Cubafocused bi-lingual platform with national distribution in the U.S. and leading crossover media solution for both the U.S. and Cuba.

He has also served as a featured panelist and speaker in prestigious conferences and publications around the world, including SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference in Las Vegas, Knowledge@Wharton’s Cuba Opportunity Summit, The New Yorker Magazine, Internationale, France 24, CNN, MSNBC, NBC Today Show, and many others. Born in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Cancio immigrated to the US in 1980 during the Mariel Boatlift. Mr. Cancio is the proud father of three daughters and while he resides in Miami, he maintains strong personal and business connections throughout Cuba and shuttles frequently to Havana.

 

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