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Colgate Trustee Chase Carey 76 has served as president and chief executive officer of The DIRECTV Group, Inc. since 2003. Carey oversees the operations and strategic direction of The DIRECTV Group companies which include DIRECTV, Inc. DIRECTV Latin America and Hughes Network Systems.

Prior to joining The DIRECTV Group, Carey was co-chief operating officer of News Corp. and president and chief executive officer of Sky Global Networks. At News Corp., he played a central role in managing the operations and strategy with particular focus on its worldwide television business that encompasses the FOX network, Fox Television Stations, Fox's cable programming group, and News Corp.'s international satellite operations.

Among key initiatives he led were the launch and growth of Fox Sports, the expansion of the Fox Television Stations group from seven stations to the present 35 stations, the emergence of Fox cable channels such as Fox News Channel, FX and the National Geographic Channel, and the building of satellite platforms in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

In addition to serving on boards of Colgate, the DIRECTV Group, and News Corp. Board, Carey is also a member of the Board of Directors of Gateway, Inc. and Yell Group plc. Carey earned his undergraduate degree in math and economics from Colgate in 1976 and his MBA from Harvard University in 1981.


 

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