Gabriel Abaroa Jr. is the current president & CEO of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (LARAS), which presents the Latin Grammy Awards. LARAS was established in 1997 and the first Latin Grammy Awards took place in 2000.
Before joining the Latin Recording Academy, Abaroa had served as CEO of Wireless Latin Entertainment and IFPI Latin America. Prior to becoming President of the Academy he served as Vice-Chairman of the Latin Recording Academy's board of trustees. In March 2003 he became President of the Latin Recording Academy. In August 2010, Abaroa was promoted to President/CEO of the Academy. Abaroa is also a member of the National Council of La Raza and is a trustee of the Miami Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as a member of Enlace México. Abaroa was listed as one of Billboard's Latin Power Players in 2016.
- Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
- Latin Grammy Awards
- National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
- Neil Portnow
|President of LARAS
2003 - Present