MD/ CEO, Film House Cinemas & Film One Production / Distribution
Kene Mkparu has over 25 years cinema and film industry experience. He is Founder and Group MD/CEO of Filmhouse Cinemas and FilmOne Production/Distribution, Nigeria – currently 3rd largest cinema chain in Africa (1st in West Africa). He was previously Managing Director, Genesis Deluxe Cinemas Nigeria (2008 – 2010) as well as MD/CEO of FilmAFRICA UK (2005 – 2008) a production & distribution company that specialized in releasing African films in mainstream UK cinemas. Kene was also General Manager with Odeon UK (1991 – 2008) the largest cinema chain in Europe.
Kene has an MSc degree in Business Systems Analysis & Design (City University, London, 2001), a Post Grad Diploma in Biopharmaceutical Sciences (King’s College, University of London, 1991) and a BSc Honours degree in Biochemistry/Zoology (University of Nigeria, 1988). Kene loves soccer and captained a local soccer team in a London Amateur FA League for 8 years.