Christopher Moore LopezThis is the fifth in a series of new Lopez Values vanguards, the next-generation Lopezes, great-grandchildren of Eugenio Lopez Sr. (EL Sr.)
In this series, we see how the future generation is doing in preserving the legacies of their elders—particularly in terms of values—for a business conglomerate that is built to last. For the month of June we have Christopher James “Chris” Moore Lopez, 31, eldest son of ABSCBN Global chief operating officer Raffy Lopez and the fifth great-grandchild of EL Sr.
On his upbringing and the values taught to him:
My childhood and upbringing were very middle-class America, and I am very thankful for that. I grew up in the Northern California suburb of San Mateo and my experience is very reflective of that. My father instilled in me the importance of humility, hard work, frugality, patience, gratitude and not being greedy or expectant of anything. My mother raised us to be kind, caring, compassionate, empathetic and accepting, and taught us the value of delayed gratification; when she would take me with her shopping as a child, I was allowed to play with a toy while we were in the store but would have to give it back at the checkout.