Lorenzo Soria was elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 2019-2020 term which will commence on July 1. The news was announced at the organization’s annual election meeting by outgoing president Meher Tatna.
“It’s a privilege to once again be elected to serve as president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” said Lorenzo Soria. “Together with my peers at the HFPA, I look forward to continuing our organization’s mission of recognizing the best in film and television, ushering in the next generation of storytellers, and staying true to our roots of giving back through our philanthropic efforts. I've never been prouder of our organization’s future and ready to get to work.”
Soria will be joined by Ali Sar, Janet R. Nepales, Ruben V. Nepales, and Meher Tatna who were elected as vice president, treasurer, executive secretary, and chairman of the board of directors, respectively.
Lorenzo Soria was born in Argentina, and moved to Milan, Italy, at a young age. After completing his studies, Soria became a journalist for the most prestigious Italian newsweekly, L’Espresso, and has been working for the national daily La Stampa since 1988. Soria joined the HFPA in 1989 and has served in its administration for 24 years, including as president (2003-2005, 2015-2017). In the last two years, he was Chairman of the Board.