ASHLEY LOPEZ

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & HEAD OF COFFEE

Ashley Lopez serves as the President and CEO of The Coffeesmiths Collective Inc. and the current Chair of Department of Coffee and Social Affairs following her tenure as Chief Executive Officer.  Ashley led and executed the growth plan for Department of Coffee, growing the business from 30 to over 300 employees in both the United Kingdom and the USA during her 4-year tenure.  

Ashley is the Non-executive Chair of Beau Nuage, a Parisian based fashion accessories brand. She is also a Non-executive Director of The Living Room Cinema Company serving on the board with the former leadership teams of both UCi and Odeon Cinemas.  In June 2015, she joined the Board of Business for Social Progress, a new forum established by UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity. She is a Trustee of Pump Aid, the UK Charity of the Year 2017, co-founder and Trustee of The Afri-CAN Children’s Charity and is a founding Member of the Central London Rough Sleepers Committee, providing support for Central London’s homeless.

Ashley holds a BA in Law from Winona State University, an MSc in Law & Finance from Queen Mary University, London and an MA in Management from the University of Westminster, London. In July 2016, she was chosen as one of the UK business magazines, Management Today’s, top 35 businesswomen in the UK under 35 years old.

Ben Shelton