Lorenzo Soria has been elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, outgoing president Meher Tatna announced Tuesday.
Soria will join Ali Sar, Janet R. Nepales, Ruben V. Nepales and Meher Tatna, who serve as vice president, treasurer, executive secretary and chairman of the board of directors, respectively.
Soria was born in Argentina but spent his formative years in Milan. After attending university, he became a journalist for L'Espresso, an Italian news weekly. Since 1988, Soria has worked for the national daily La Stampa. He originally joined the HFPA in 1989 and has served as a member for 24 years. Soria previously served as president twice — once from 2003-2005 and again from 2015-2017. Prior to his latest term — which will begin July 1 — he spent the last two years as the HFPA's chairman of the board.