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The El Colombiano newspaper (like the financial newspaper La República) is owned by the Gómez & Hernández families of Medellín. The Gómez & Hernández families also have shareholdings in three other media companies. Its higher number of online users are registered in the department of Antioquia.

Key facts

Audience Share

Alexa Rank 2015: 42

Ownership Type


Geographic Coverage


Content Type

Paid Content

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Media Companies / Groups

El Colombiano S.A.


Ownership Structure

MOM Colombia registers El Colombiano S.A. as owner, whose owners are Hernandez and Gomez families. However, a structure with percent shares of each owner is not known.

Voting Rights

No Data

Media Companies / Groups

General Information

Founding Year



Francisco de Paula Pérez | He is an independent member of the Board of Directors of the Banco de Bogotá, financial entity that is member of the Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. It is a member of the board of directors of the Banco de Bogotá (Panamá) S.


Luis Miguel de Bedout Hernández | Manager and legal representative of El Colombiano S.A. & S.C.A. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Ediciones El Globo S.A. – La República, the Grupo Nacional de Medios S.A. and COLPRENSA S.A.


Martha Ortiz Gómez | She graduated as an industrial designer from Bogota’s Javeriana University.. She completed a postgraduate degree in newspaper and magazine art at the University of Navarra (Spain). She has an MBA , with emphasis on international busin

Other Important People

Juan Luis Aristizábal Velez

He is President of Conconcreto.


Dirección: Calle 35 No. 4-29 / Medellín.Teléfono: 5657733 – 5657732Sitio web:

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

USD $ 32.090.000/ COP $94.129 millions

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

USD $ 4.475.870 / COP $13.129 millions

Advertising (in % of total funding)

No Data

Market Share

No Data

Further Information

Meta Data

Financial information: exchange rate: 1 USD = 2.937,88 COP


Cámara de Comercio. (n.a). Certificado de existencia y representación legal de El Colombiano S.A. y Cía S.C.A.

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