CEO & Head of Strategy
Ashley Lopez is a Chicago native who studied in Minnesota and subsequently in London. Ashley has served as the Head of HR, Chief Operating Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in March 2017.
Ashley led and executed the growth plan for Department of Coffee and Social Affairs. Responsible for more than 500 employees in the United Kingdom. She led the businesses expansion into the United States as well as overseeing the acquisitions of businesses in the United Kingdom.
In June 2015, she joined the Board of Business for Social Progress, a new forum established by UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity. Here, the business leaders discuss how to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in today’s business world. In January 2016, she was appointed as a Trustee of Pump Aid, the UK Charity of the Year 2017. She is a Trustee of The Afri-CAN Children’s Charity (‘ACC’) and is a founding Member of the Central London Rough Sleepers Committee (“CLRSC”).
Ashley provides mentorship to Girls United, a charity that establishes football academies for girls in low-income areas in London and Mexico. This enabled them to develop confidence and leadership skills through football.
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.