Lorenzo Soria Elected President of Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Lorenzo Soria - S 2015
Courtesy of HFPA

Lorenzo Soria - S 2015

He will succeed outgoing president Theo Kingma.

Lorenzo Soria has been elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the 2015-2016 term which begins July 1. He succeeds outgoing president Theo Kingma, who announced the news this evening at the organization’s annual election meeting.

Soria previously served as president of the HFPA, which presents the annual Golden Globe Awards, from 2003 to 2005. He will be joined by Meher Tatna, Jorge Camara and Serge Rakhlin, who were elected vice president, treasurer and executive secretary respectively.

Soria, who was born in Argentina and raised in Italy, has lived in Los Angeles since 1982, working for Italy's L'Espresso and La Stampa.

"I'm humbled to be elected by my peers and colleagues here at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and thank them for allowing me to serve as their president," Soria said. "I will continue to be a dedicated member of this outstanding organization, one that works year-round to build a voice for individuals in the arts and entertainment community through promoting journalism around the world, varied programming, contributions to non-profit organizations and bringing film and television admirers an extraordinary Golden Globes ceremony in January."

The HFPA is a collection of journalists, who rep 55 countries. In addition to presenting the Golden Globe Awards, it had donated more than $22 million to entertainment-related charities and scholarship programs.