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Speaker's Biography

Alejandro Ramirez Magaña

CEO, Cinépolis


Alejandro Ramírez Magaña is chief executive officer of Cinépolis, one of the largest film exhibition companies in the world, with operations in Mexico, Brazil, Spain, India, the United States, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Central America. He served as Mexico's representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and as technical secretary of the Social Cabinet in the executive office of the president of Mexico. He has worked for the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program in the areas of poverty and human development. He is chairman of the Mexican Business Council, the most influential business organization in Mexico, and of the Morelia International Film Festival. He serves on the boards of BBVA Bancomer, the Mexican Competitiveness Institute, the Sundance Institute and the Harvard Board of Overseers. He was appointed a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2005 and co-chaired the WEF's annual meeting in 2012.


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