Alejandro Ramírez
Mexico
2019

Cinepolis

Alejandro
Ramírez

CEO / General Director

As head of the world’s second-biggest theatrical exhibitor for admissions and a main backer of the Morelia International Film Festival, Ramírez has spearheaded the company’s expansion into some 15 countries, including Spain, India, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Saudi Arabia. Cinepolis acquired a minority stake in local Indonesian exhibitor Cinemaxx in October 2018, opened its first cinema in Bahrain in January 2019 and is rolling out theaters across Saudi Arabia over the next two years. Cinepolis has a presence here as well. With its recent acquisition of Austin’s The Moviehouse & Eatery, it operates 258 screens at 26 locations across the U.S. The company has also grown its distribution and production arms, with the Spanish comedy “Perfectos Desconocidos” becoming director Manolo Caro’s biggest hit in Mexico.

 

Career

  • Cinepolis
  • Cine Morelos
  • DESIERTO

Education

  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Cinepolis CEO Alejandro Ramirez on Growth Plans

Cinepolis CEO Alejandro Ramirez on Growth Plans

MORELIA, Mexico – Mexico’s leading international exhibitor Cinepolis, the main backer of the Morelia Int’l Film Fest, is projecting an 18% jump in terms of total admissions on its screens worldwide by the end of 2016, compared to 2015. In Mexico alone, where it has a 65% share of the market, admissions have nearly doubled in the past 10 years, from 157 million in 2005 to 262 million in 2015.Now ranked as the fourth largest exhibition group in the world...

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