Miguel Lopera

GS1 Global Office, President and CEO
Plenary - Opening remarks and welcome to the conference

Miguel A. Lopera is President and Chief Executive Officer of GS1. He joined GS1 as CEO in April 2003.

Miguel Lopera brings to the organisation a wealth of division management, marketing and IT experience gained in every aspect of the Consumer Goods business having spent 24 years with Procter and Gamble.

Joining P&G as an IT analyst in 1979, he became IT Director of P&G Spain and later IT Director of P&G UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. In 1992, he changed career to Marketing. During the following years, he held various Marketing positions such as Marketing Director of Laundry Detergents-Europe, Marketing Director of Fabric & Home care in Spain and later was responsible for the Fabric & Home Care and Food & Beverages Divisions of P&G Spain & Portugal.

Miguel Lopera is a strong believer of Collaborative Commerce between Manufacturers and Retailers. Back in 1984, he created a Collaboration Programme between key retailers including Mercadona, Carrefour, Auchan and P&G Spain, based on multifunctional teams.

Miguel Lopera holds an Engineering Degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from the “Instituto de Empresa” of Madrid.

Miguel Lopera joined the GS1 Management Board in April 2003 following his appointment as CEO of GS1. He also was CEO of GS1 US from January 2004 to May 2009.