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