Cinepolis India appoints Devang Sampat as Head of Strategy
Cinépolis India, India’s first international film exhibitor, announced the hiring of Devang Sampat as Head of Strategy. Mr. Sampat has been directly associated with the Indian film exhibition industry for over a decade, specializing in corporate strategy and planning.
Online PR News – 28-December-2010 –New Delhi, December 22, 2010 – Cinépolis India, India’s first international film exhibitor, announced the hiring of Devang Sampat as Head of Strategy. Mr. Sampat has been directly associated with the Indian film exhibition industry for over a decade, specializing in corporate strategy and planning.
Prior to joining Cinepolis, Mr. Sampat served with the multiplex chain Cinemax for the past10 years. During his tenure, Mr. Sampat was instrumental in piloting key initiatives in marketing, business development and operations and his contributions were instrumental in leading the national expansion of the chain.
On taking over his new role at Cinépolis, Mr. Sampat said - "In a short span of time, Cinépolis has grabbed the attention of the entire Indian film industry. I am very excited to join a world leader in cinema exhibition and look forward to making significant contributions to the exciting and dynamic growth of Cinépolis in India “.
Commenting on the hire, Mr. Milan Saini, Managing Director & Country Head of Cinépolis said, “We are very happy to have Mr. Sampat on board. As Cinépolis moves towards an aggressive expansion path in India, Mr. Sampat’s proven track record as well as his enormous and diverse experience in the industry will be a great asset to the organization”.
About Cinépolis India
Cinépolis India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cinépolis and is the first international cinema exhibitor in India. Cinépolis started its operations in India in 2009 at Amritsar and plans to roll out 500 screens by 2016.
Cinépolis is the world’s 4th largest, operating more than 2,424 screens in 10 countries and serving more than 105 million patrons annually. The company operates its screens under four different brands that span across the ultra premium to the extreme value segments. As a company that is committed to innovation, Cinépolis was the first to pioneer the concept of premium movie theaters via its Cinépolis VIP brand. The company aspires to provide its patrons the best overall experience in filmed entertainment and employs a global workforce of 15,000 people to support its mission. Founded in 1971, Cinépolis is privately held and is headquartered in Morelia, Mexico.
For more information visit: www.Cinépolisindia.com
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