Adam Chesnoff is an esteemed media and entertainment mogul and serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Saban Capital Group LLC, managing its investment and business activities relating to both private equity investments as well as public market investments.
Chesnoff first joined Saban Capital a year after Haim Saban, the billionaire media investor, established it. Since then he has led this firm.
Early Life and Education
Adam Chesnoff was born in Jerusalem, Israel. He attended University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he earned a master’s in business administration; additionally, he obtained his undergraduate degree in economics and management at Tel Aviv University.
Saban Capital Group LLC currently employs him as President and Chief Operating Officer to manage their investment and business activities including real estate, private equity and venture capital investments.
He currently sits on the boards of multiple companies, such as Univision, Partner Communications, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG and Bezeq. Previously he served on Fox Family Worldwide’s Board of Directors where he oversaw global business development across all divisions including television channels, programming production and distribution as well as international distribution. Celestial Tiger Entertainment which operates pay television channels in South East Asia also employs him.
As President and COO of Saban Capital Group (SCG), Chesnoff oversees all investment and business activities of SCG, such as real estate, private equity, venture capital and public market investments. A respected member of SCG’s management team for over ten years now, Chesnoff also held several notable board appointments such as Univision and Partner Communications; two large Spanish-language media entities in the US and Germany respectively. Prior to his current role, Chesnoff won an award honoring his contributions to Israel telecommunications industry earlier in his career.
Achievement and Honors
Adam Chesnoff currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer for Saban Capital Group LLC, where he oversees investment activities pertaining to real estate, private equity and public market investments as well as its corporate team, legal, finance and tax departments.
He serves on the Board of Directors of Partner Communications (Nasdaq/Tlv listed), an Israeli communications operator. Between 2013-2019 he also held the post of Chairman. Furthermore he served on Univision’s board which is one of the leading Spanish-language media companies in America.
He is a veteran journalist and author, having earned multiple awards for his work. A member of both Overseas Press Club and Newsweek Magazine’s editorial boards since 1985, Mr. Browne currently resides in South Africa with his family.
Adam Chesnoff is an author who has published multiple books. Additionally, he was a columnist for the New York Daily News for years.
He currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Saban Capital Group LLC, overseeing its investment and business activities such as real estate investments, private equity funds, venture capital funds and public market investments. Furthermore, he oversees business operations including legal, finance and human resource matters within his corporate team.
He currently sits on the boards of Saban Real Estate, Saban Films and Celestial Tiger Entertainment; an owner/operator of pay television channels in Southeast Asia. Additionally, he was previously on Univision’s Board.
Adam Chesnoff serves as President and COO of Saban Capital Group LLC, a diversified investment firm. As such, he oversees real estate, private equity, venture capital, public market investments as well as legal, finance, taxation issues of the corporate team at Saban. Furthermore, Adam serves on Saban Real Estate Board; Saban Film Board; Saban Music Latin Board as well as Celestial Tiger Entertainment board membership.
His estimated net worth is $4 billion. As owner of several media companies including Univision, partner communications (Nasdaq/Tlv listed), Bezeq and Fox Family Worldwide (FFWW), as well as having significant shares in Apollo Global Mgmt Llc and Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd he recently strengthened his stake by purchasing 6,800 shares each of them.