Eugenio Lopez Jr.

Eugenio Moreno López Jr. (4 November 1928 – 28 June 1999), popularly known as Geny López, was the chairman emeritus of ABS-CBN Corporation from 1997 to 1999. He was known within the López Group of Companies as "Kapitán" (Filipino for "Captain"). His great-grandfather Eugenio J. López (1839-1906) was known as "Kapitán Eugenio" ("Captain Eugenio") during his time.

Eugenio "Geny" M. Lopez Jr.
Chairman, ABS-CBN Corporation
In office
26 May 1993 – 26 May 1997
Preceded byFernando López
Succeeded byEugenio López III
President/CEO, ABS-CBN Corporation[a]
In office
24 September 1956 – 26 May 1993[b]
Succeeded byEugenio López III
Personal details
Born
Eugenio Moreno López

(1928-11-04)4 November 1928
Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippine Islands
Died28 June 1999(1999-06-28) (aged 70)
Hillsborough, California, United States
Resting placeManila Memorial Park, Parañaque, Philippines[1]
NationalityFilipino
Spouse(s)Conchita La'O
ChildrenEugenio "Gabby" López III
Regina Paz L. López
Maria Rosario L. López
Rafael Kevin L. López
Roberta Pilar L. López
Ernesto Miguel L. López
Ramon Javier L. López
OccupationChairman, ABS-CBN Corporation; Businessman
Notes
  1. ^ Formerly Chronicle Broadcasting Network
    ^ ABS-CBN suspended its operations from September 22, 1972 - February 28, 1986 due to Martial Law.

Early lifeEdit

 
Historical marker installed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines commemorating Geny Lopez

He was born as Eugenio Moreno López in 1928 in Iloilo City. His parents were Eugenio H. López Sr. and Pacita Moreno. He is a nephew of former Philippine Vice President Fernando H. López Sr.. He was educated at San Beda College, the Ateneo de Manila, Virginia Military Institute where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and Harvard University where he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.[2]

In 1956, he purchased equipment for the radio and television stations of ABS-CBN Corporation, which his father owned. He would later lead ABS-CBN as its president until 1972. His father remained as the chairman and CEO.[citation needed]

DeathEdit

López died of cancer on June 28, 1999 in Hillsborough, California, six months before the inauguration of the Millennium Transmitter and the new office building and studio annex of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center. The office building was named in his memory.

In popular cultureEdit

López was portrayed by Christopher de Leon in the 1995 film Eskapo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Heritage and the Departed: A Cemeteries Tour". Presidential Museum & Library (Philippines). Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ Brazil, Eric (2 July 1999). "Eugenio Lopez, Philippine mogul". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
Preceded by
First
ABS-CBN Chairman-Emeritus
May 26, 1997 – June 29, 1999
Succeeded by
Vacant
Preceded by
Fernando H. López
ABS-CBN Chairman
May 26, 1993 – May 26, 1997
Succeeded by
Eugenio L. López III
Preceded by
First
ABS-CBN President
September 24, 1956 – September 21, 1972
Succeeded by
Vacant
Preceded by
Vacant
ABS-CBN President/CEO
February 28, 1986 – March 26, 1993
Succeeded by
Eugenio L. López III