film Industry Business
Development Experience

Lets start with the awards;
2013, Creative Entrepreneur Award, Film Industry Category, Nigeria
2007, Best Producer for the film ‘The Successor’, Africa Films Awards (AfroHollywood), London, UK
1992-2007, Winner of several Odeon Cinemas company Marketing Awards, UK

Experience Synopsis


Nigeria & UK, Group President/CEO. Kene Founded KOMWORLD limited with its subsidiary companies CineKOM Cinemas and StudioKOM Production & Distribution.


Streatham, London UK, General Manager Odeon Cinema UK. £3m GBP redevelopment and construction of additional screens


Nigeria, Group MD/CEO. Founded and oversaw a $25m Dollar start-up, set-up and expansion of Filmhouse chain of cinemas and FilmOne Distribution/Production from ‘blank sheet’. Filmhouse Cinemas grew to 10 cinemas, 39% Market Share, 512 employees and Annual Revenue of N3b (US$8.3m)

1998- 2000

Worcester, UK, General Manager Odeon Cinema UK. New business development following £1.8m GBP Capital investment


Nigeria, Managing Director. Start-up and launch of a new $3m cinema company, Genesis Deluxe cinemas. 2 cinemas with a Head Office, 85 employees when I left in 2010 hitting 10% Market Share

1996 - 1998

Blackpool, UK, General Manager Odeon Cinema UK. Managed a £300K GBP business transformation and rebranding

We can, Period!


Intelligence is nothing without ambition.

Kene Mkparu has over 27 years’ experience in cinema and film industry business management as well as cinema investment financing and set-up.

Other Highlights

Public Service

Public service appointments including: Chairman, Independent Selection Panel, Entertainment Group, $600m World Bank GEMS Project (2017-date); Member, Youth Entrepreneurship, Empowerment & Creative Economy Council of Anambra State, Nigeria (2018-date); Member, Bank of Industry, Nigeria, N1bn Nollyfund Lending Panel (2016-date); Member, Nigeria OSCARS Selection Committee (2014-2017); Business Plan Judge, Nigeria Federal Government YouWin! Entrepreneurship Programme (2012, 2013, 2014); Jurist, Nollywood Movies Award, Lagos (2013, 2014)

Film Industry Lecture

Authored and delivered several film industry lectures between 2011 and 2017 at different conferences including: The America Film Market (AFM 2017); TEDxEuston, London (2014); Pan Atlantic University Lagos (2013, 2017 & 2018); AFRIFF 2013; NFVCB Master Class, Toronto (2013); British Council, London (2012); Nigeria Business Forum, London (2012); Compass Consulting Conference, Lagos (2011)..

Film Production Credit

Executive Producer and Producer credits includes: ‘Markate Must Sell’ (2018); ‘New Money’ (2018); ‘The Wedding Party 2’ (2017); ‘The Wedding Party’ (2016); ‘My Wife & I’ (2107); ‘Taxi Driver’ (2016); ‘Lunch Time Heroes’ (2015) ‘The Filmhouse TV Show’ (2015-2018); ‘When Love Happens’ (2014); ‘Saidi’s Song’ (2007); ‘Lucky Joe’ (2006); ‘The Successor’ (2006)

The true sign of intelligence is forming imagination from knowledge

Cinema investment financing
Film industry business
Film Production & distribution
TV Shows
Specialists in creating successful brands.
Its all in the foundation

Kene has an MSc (City University, London), a Post Grad Diploma (King’s College, University of London) and a BSc Honours degree (University of Nigeria). Kene captained a local London football team in a London Amateur FA League for 8 years..