Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen-CEO, Novo Cinemas

Since taking on the role of CEO of Novo Cinemas in 2013, Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen has worked hard with her executive team to bring Novo Cinemas to new heights, from a standard cinema experience to an innovative entertainment hub through strategic partnerships, technological advancements, new experience offerings and alternative content opportunities for consumers. Under Kristiansen’s guidance, further expansion throughout the GCC will see Novo Cinemas enter the newly opened Saudi Arabia cinema market. As an accomplished leader with more than 25 years of experience in the entertainment, events and hospitality industries, Kristiansen is a CEO with an extensive understanding of public, government and private organisations with a recognised track record of driving growth and successful business development.