Magazine article Screen International

Odeon Cinemas Group Hires MD for Spain and Portugal

Magazine article Screen International

Odeon Cinemas Group Hires MD for Spain and Portugal

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Ramon Biarnes joins Europe’s largest exhibitor.

Europe’s largest cinema operator Odeon Cinemas Group has appointed Ramon Biarnes as managing director for Spain and Portugal.

Biarnes will be responsible for the group’s brands in the region, including Cinesa, Spain’s largest cinema chain with 46 cinemas housing 521 screens.

He will also oversee UCI in Portugal, which operates three cinemas.

Biarnes joins from Avid Budget Group, where he was senior vice president, sales international regional (EMEA & Asia Pacific). His previous experience includes roles at Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Madrid, and Europcar, Spanair and Finnair.

Jan Bernhardsson, chief operating officer of Odeon Cinemas Group, which is owned by US chain AMC Theatres (which in turn is controlled by Chinese outfit Wanda), commented that the company was plotting heavy investment across the region. …

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