Alejandro Ramirez Magana, CEO of Latin American distribber Cinepolis, has been tapped to receive CinemaCon’s global achievement in exhibition award.

The kudo will be presented April 15 as part of CinemaCon’s International Day, the opening day of the four-day convention for the National Association of Theatre Owners at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Cinepolis is the largest exhibitor in Latin America with a presence in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Central America, India and the United States. It currently operates 326 cinemas and over 3,000 screens incluiding 2,772 digital screens. The company has over 19,000 employees.

He has worked for the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program in the areas of poverty and human development and co-authored “Poverty, Human Development and Indigenous People in Latin America.” He is also chairman of the Morelia International Film Festival, president of the Mexican Chamber of the Film Industry and vice-chair of Mexicanos Primero, an initiative to raise the quality of public education in Mexico.