Miguel A. Lopera is President and Chief Executive Officer of GS1. He joined GS1 as CEO in April 2003.
Miguel has a wealth of CEO, Board, division management, marketing and IT experience gained in every aspect of the Consumer Goods and Healthcare business having spent 24 years with Procter and Gamble and over 17 years with GS1.
Joining P&G as an IT analyst in 1979, he became IT Director of P&G Spain and later IT Director of P&G Northern Europe (UK, Ireland and Scandinavia) and P&G European Financial Systems. 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 joined EAN International in April 2003 as CEO and, in addition, he was appointed CEO of UCC (currently GS1 US). He founded EPCglobal Inc. in 2003 and GDSN Inc. in 2004. In 2005, he created GS1 by merging EAN International and UCC. In 2007, he created the Global GS1 Healthcare Initiative.
Miguel is a strong believer of Collaborative Commerce between trading partners. Back in 1984, he created a Collaboration Programme between key Spanish retailers and manufacturers based on multifunctional teams, that was a complete innovation at that time.
Miguel holds an Engineering MsC Degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from the “Instituto de Empresa” of Madrid.
Miguel has ample experience in Boards. He is Board member of GS1 Global and GS1 US. He is a Board guest of the Consumer Goods Forum Board, GS1 Data Excellence Board and GS1 Innovation Board. Miguel has also recently been elected to serve on the World Trade Board.
Miguel also serves as Honorary Advisor to the Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference.