Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

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Gerry Lopez: The Real Story Behind China's Largest Acquisition (So Far) in the U.S.

Gerry Lopez is chief executive officer and president of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. and AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC). He has served as CEO and President since March 2009, when he was also elected to the Company’s Board of Directors. Lopez is only the fourth CEO in the company’s more than 90-year history.

Prior to joining AMC, Lopez served as executive vice president of Starbucks Coffee Company and president of its Global Consumer Products, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Foodservice divisions. In these roles, Lopez led the strategy to support Starbucks’ growth and expansion of consumer product offerings worldwide.

Lopez’s understanding of brands, guests and their experiences and interaction, combined with his ability to work collaboratively with various strategic partners, were paramount in his decision to join AMC. He sees countless future opportunities for the exhibition business, and firmly believes AMC will play a leadership role in the entertainment arena.

A native of Oriente, Cuba and a current resident of Kansas City, Mo., Lopez earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration from George Washington University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

October 9, 2012
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