Lorena Guillé-Laris

Executive Director,
Fundación Cinépolis

Lorena Guillé is an entrepreneur that has devoted her life to CSR, philanthropy, next-gen leadership and human rights. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Masters on Public Policy and Public Administration at the Tec of Monterrey.

Since 2006, she has been the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cinépolis and Executive Director of Fundación Cinépolis. She has led the efforts to: recover the sight of +47,000 people suffering cataract blindness, bring the cinema experience to +500k people in rural communities, harness the power of film for social awareness and behavioral change, and use the installed capacity of Cinépolis to generate social value in the territories where the company operates.

She also founded and produced the first Human Rights Film Festival in Mexico, dhfest, and has co-founded other initiatives such as Colectivo Primera Infancia, The Ethical and Human Rights Compliance Project, and Más Ciudadanía.

Lorena is member of the Global Philanthropist Circle and Nexus Global Youth Summit. She is also a Board member at the US-Mexico Foundation and member of the Advisory Board of the EGADE Business School, the Women´s Forum and Foro de Mujeres Forbes Mexico. She is a mentor of entrepreneurs at the Unreasonable Institute Mexico and Endeavor MX. Lorena has been recognized for her social leadership as one of the most influential women by Forbes Magazine (Mexico 2015-2018), a Rising Talent by the Women´s Forum (Paris, 2017), as well as The Entrepreneur of the Year (México, 2015) by Universidad Anáhuac. She is married to Santiago and is the mother of three wonderful children.