Alejandro Ramírez Magaña is currently the CEO of Cinepolis, the largest film exhibition company in Latin America, with presence in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Central America, India and the United States. Prior to that, Ramírez Magaña served as Mexico’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and as Chief of Staff of the Social Cabinet of the Government of Mexico. He has also worked for the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme in the areas of poverty and human development. He co-authored “Poverty, Human Development and Indigenous People in Latin America”.
Ramírez Magaña is Chairman of the Morelia International Film Festival, President of the Mexican Chamber of the Film Industry, and Vice-Chair of Mexicanos Primero (an initiative to raise the quality of public education in Mexico). He serves on the Boards of the Mexican Competitiveness Institute, Filmaid International, Deworm The World, the Harvard School of Public Health, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and Harvard’s Global Advisory Council. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2005 and co-chaired the WEF’s Annual Meeting in 2012. Also in 2012, President Calderon appointed him as Chair of the B20, the G20’s Business Summit.
He holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University, an MSc in Development Economics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Harvard Business School.