Mario Cader-Frech worked for nearly 15 years at Viacom International as Senior Vice President for Public Affairs & Social Responsibility. In this role, he was responsible for a creative team tapping the power of MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Vh1, and Paramount’s unparalleled connection to youth and children to deliver social responsible messages utilizing fresh approaches on behalf of the United Nations, international non-profit partners, and private sector brands. Cader-Frech is the creator of MTV Agents of Change and Nickelodeon Together For Good, two global campaigns designed to celebrate kids, young people, and celebrities across the world who are making a positive difference in their communities on a wide array of social issues; reaching nearly a billion cumulative subscribers in more than 160 countries and territories, via television programming, special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, and feature films. He now serves as liaison to the media & entertainment industry on behalf of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School.
Cader-Frech was born in El Salvador and completed his Masters in International Affairs at Georgetown University and a Graduate Certificate in Religious Studies and Education at Harvard University - a two year program that provides a variety of settings with a multidisciplinary foundation for approaching the study of religion in contexts focused on learning about religion from a nonsectarian perspective and a cultural lens.