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Organización Ardila Lülle S.A.

The Organización Ardila Lülle is owner of more than 50 media. Carlos Ardila Lülle is the owner of Canal RCN, the Radio Network RCN, NTN24 and Win Sport. The RCN Radio Network covers more than the 80% of the national territory with more than 160 stations (among owned, affiliated and leased), meanwhile the Canal RCN is the second channel with the highest audience in the country. According to Forbes Magazine, Carlos Ardila ranks third among the richest entrepreneurs in Colombia.


The Organización Ardila Lülle is one of the most important business clusters of the country. Its parent company is the Carbe S.A. company, through which Carlos Ardila Lülle manages property in more than thirty companies in different sectors of the national economy. The most representative of the group is Postobon, but its organization is also composed of other relevant companies such as Incauca and Los Coches, and also has participation in foreign companies such as Cinépolis.


It also participates in international communication projects such as Mundo Max and NTN 24.


At a political level, OAL was one of the main funders of the campaign of Andrés Pastrana to the Presidency. It also contributed to both campaigns of Álvaro Uribe.

Likewise, in the sport sector the companies of the Organización Ardila Lülle have concentrated a great influence, mainly in skating, cycling and soccer. Regarding the Professional Colombian Soccer, Postobon SA is the sponsor of the local soccer tournament, which guarantees the supply of its products in the stadiums during the matches of the cup; the television channels of the group (RCN and Winsport) have signed transmission right agreements of the tournament which include audience and advertising. In addition, Ardila Lülle owns Atlético Nacional, the club that competes in the tournament.


Key facts

Mother Company


Business Form


Legal Form

Sociedad Anónima

Business Sectors

Agribusiness, Automotive, Beverages, Communications, Sports, Financial / Real Estate, Entertainment


Parklake Investment Inc.

A Panamanian company that belongs to Organización Ardilla Lülle.


Individual Owner

Carlos Ardila Lülle

Ardila Lülle is one of the most important and powerful entrepreneurs in the country. Through the Organización Ardila Lülle (OAL), Carlos Ardila Lülle owns more than fifty companies in the agribusiness, industrial, communications and entertainment, finance and insurances, real estate and automotive sectors. Among its companies are the largest sugar refinery of the country (Incauca SA) and one of the most important non-alcoholic beverages companies in Colombia (Postobon S.A). In the media sector, Ardila Lülle owns the largest Radio Network of the country (according to the number of owned, affiliated and leased stations): the RCN Radio Network and the second television channel with the largest audience: Canal RCN.

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other TV Outlets

Canal RCN

Other Radio Outlets

Antena 2

Other Online Outlets

Amor Stereo


Media Business

TV and Film Production




ARESS Corredor de seguros S.A.


Atlético Nacional S.A.


Besmit S.A.


Central Cervecera de Colombia S.A.S.


Empresa de Distribuciones Industriales S A Edinsa


Gaseosas Caribe SAS


RCN Music.


Incauca S.A.


Los coches CJDR S.A.S.


Cipreses de Colombia S.A


Cinepolis S.A.


Igenio Presidente Benito Juarez


MundoMax Internacional

General Information

Founding Year



Carlos Ardila Lulle | Ardila Lülle is one of the most important and powerful businessmen in the country. In the Forbes list, he ranks third among Colombia’s richest entrepreneurs and ranks among the world’s 1.000 richest (with position no. 949). According


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Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

USD $ 43.584.600 / COP $ 128.046 millions

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

USD $ 411.271.000 / COP $ 1.208.263 millions

Advertising (in % of total funding)

No Data


Executive Board

Carlos Ardila Lülle

Manager. Ardila Lülle is one of the most important and powerful entrepreneurs in the country. In the Forbes list, he ranks third among Colombia’s richest entrepreneurs and ranks among the world’s 1.000 richest (with position no. 949). According to the American magazine, his fortune amounts to 1.69 billion dollars. Carlos Julio Ardila Gaviria

http://Son of Carlos Ardila Lülle. Since an early age, he has been linked to his father’s business, working in different consultive and administrative positions in the companies.

Supervisory Board

José Antonio Succar Lega

He is the legal representative of Digital Estéreo S.A. and second alternate manager of Horizonte Emisora Colombiana S.A.S. Companies that belong to the Organización Ardila Lülle and through which several licenses of radio stations linked to systems of RCN Radio are given in concession
Empresa Colombiana de Radio S.A.S. Its General Manager is José Agustín Ramírez Caro. He is the Vice President of Human Talent and Management System of RCN Radio.
He is also the second alternate manager of Promotora Radial Colombiana S.A.S.

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

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

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Meta Data

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

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