Ernest Schütz Freundt
Ernest Schütz Freundt is son of Ernest Schutz Landázuri, Fugitive from the Peruvian justice system for having received money from Vladimiro Montesinos to sell the editorial line of channel 5 in order to favor Alberto Fujimori’s regime. He was general manager of Panamericana Televisión while his father oversaw the administration of the channel. He is now Chairman of the Board at Panamericana Televisión S.A. He founded three companies with his family in Panama: Helvetia Enterprises S.A. (1986), Inversiones Varna S.A. (1993) and Marksman Inc. (2003). Politically speaking, he is loyal to Fujimori’s regime and enemy of former President Alejandro Toledo. On a social level he is a member of the Club “Los Inkas.”Unlike Genaro Delgado Parker, Ernest Schütz does not make public statements.
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Father. Fugitive of the Peruvian justice since 2001. Thanks to his double nationality, he sought refuge in Switzerland. He is accused of receiving money from former president Alberto Fujimori advisor; Vladimiro Montesinos – whom he met in 1977-, to buy the editorial rights. In 1987 he bought the paper company Paracas. He had the franchise of Kimberly Clark Peru. In 1996 he bought shares of Plantel SA, through which he gained control of Panamericana Televisión. He is in the board of two companies incorporated in Panama: Helvetia Enterprises SA (president, director and treasurer) and Inversiones Varna SA (president and director).
Wife. Daughter of Manuel Delgado Parker, founder of RPP and Panamericana Televisión. Niece of Genaro Delgado Parker.
Mother. General manager of the real estate family businesses Tanzaco SAC and Global Pacific Traders SAC. The companies Inmobiliaria Golf Plaza SAC and Panamerican Investment HoldingsSAC –her daughter Lorena is the general manager of these two – share the same address. Freund Ortiz is in the board of two family companies incorporated in Panamá:Helvetia Enterprises SA (director, vice-president and secretary) and Marksman Inc (treasurer, secretary and director). Speaking of his social life, she is member of the Los Inkas Club.
Sister. She owns 99.9% of the shares and is the general manager of Panamerican Investment Holdings SAC, a company that owns 33.29% of Panamericana Televisión SA. She was part of the trials against Genaro Delgado Parker representing Panamericana Televisión together with her brother and her parents Involved in three real estate companies: Global Pacific Traders SAC (owner of 65 % shares), Inmobiliaria Golf Plaza SAC (general manager) and Tanzaco SAC (representative). She is in the board of a family company incorporated in Panama: Helvetia Enterprises (director) Speaking of his social life, she is member of the Los Inkas Club Sculptor, she owned the “Atelier de Sculpture Schütz” in Geneva.
Sister. She is in two family companies incorporated in Panamá: Helvetia Enterprises SA (director) and Inversiones Varna SA (director). She has published four children’s books. She owned Atenea Sarl, video filmmaking company, in Geneva.
Father in law. Founder of RPP and Panamericana Televisión.
Brother in law. Vice-president of GrupoRPP (17.34% of shares).
Brother in law. President of GrupoRPP (17.33% of shares).
Sister in law. Vice-president of GrupoRPP (17.33% of shares).
Partner. Director of Panamericana Televisión until June 2016. He quit because he was associated to the release of tampered audios in the benefit of the presidential campaign of Keiko Fujimori. Representative of Panamericana Televisión Inversiones S.A., the other company that owns 33.29% of shares of Panamericana Televisión. Previous director of the period before the Schütz Landázuri control de channel. Former friend and associate of Ernest Schütz Landázuri. Since 1988, they had started three companies: Copiesa (sugar trading), Interaduana SA (customs activities) and Almagesa (storage). When Schültz Landázuri fled to Argentina, Arbulú visited him there. He is now involved in other companies, together with the Schütz Freundts. He is the representative of Tanzaco SAC (real estate agency), Manager of Pacific Tankers SAC (sea freight company) and General Manager of Panamerican Media SAC. Owner of 35% of shares of Global Pacific Traders S.A.C, and of 99.99% of Tele Futura SAC, company that owns 33.29% of Panamericana Televisión SA.
Is a lawyer and is closely linked to the Schütz Freundt family, since he holds positions in several of their companies. He is a minority partner of Panamerican Investments Holdings S.A.C., Agent of Panamericana Televisión Inversiones S.A., the other company that owns 33.29% of Panamericana Televisión. He is also agent of Global Pacific Traders S.A.C. and Panamerican Media S.A.C. He was associated with the Delgado family through Teletaller. In addition to his business with the Schütz-Freundt family, he is also administrator of Velarde-Alvarez Abogados S.R.L. He is part of a company which was established in Panama in 2007: Lexington Capital Holding Corp.
Is general manager of Panamericana Televisión Inversiones S.A.C. and vice president of Panamericana Televisión S.A. He is a former employee of the Schütz-Freundt family. He has been manager of ATV and Latina. Outside Peru, he has worked in Paraguay as a manager at Televisión Telefutura and Paravision, in Ecuador as a manager at Televisión TC and in Venezuela as a new business and project developer at Venevisión. He is chairman of the Unión Peruana de Radiodifusión (Peruvian Broadcasting Union), located in the same building as Panamericana Televisión.
Is legal manager at Panamericana. A lawyer who worked as a legal adviser to Panamericana Televisión between 1998 & 2004 and between 2009 & 2014. She has been the company’s legal manager since the end of 2014. Rosana Cueva Mejía is director and host of the Sunday program “Panorama,” that focuses political reports and complaints.
There is little information available about the Ernest Schütz Freundt’s businesses. Journalist Jaime Bayly said that Schütz is the owner of the Pink Sands hotel in Harbor Islands, Bahamas. However, this has not been corroborated.
COYA, Hugo. Genaro (2015). Editorial Planeta.
Libros infantiles, entre los que están los de Katherine Schutz Freundt
Vladivideo 203A - Reunión de Víctor Joy Way, Ernesto Schütz y Vladimiro Montesinos
Vladivideo 101A - Reunión de Manuel Delgado Parker, Ernesto Schütz y Vladimiro Montesinos
Vladivideo 087A - Reunión de Manuel Delgado Parker, Ernesto Schütz y Vladimiro Montesinos
Relación de empresas de la familia Schütz Freundt constituidas en Panamá, según OpenCorporates.com
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