Cinema Exhibition Association of Nigeria
Opeyemi Ajayi has over 20 years business management, entertainment, advisory and entrepreneurship experience. He spent his earlier work experience in the financial services sector working for some of the leading investment management firms in the country.
Ope joined Genesis Deluxe Cinemas in 2012 at its early growth stage as General Manager when the company was only operating a handful of cinemas in the country. He has helped steer the business to become one of the most successful cinema operators in Nigeria with multiplexes in 11 locations, all operating in top tier malls in major cities across the country and the first ever multiplex in Cameroun.
Currently Executive Director of the Genesis Cinemas & Genesis Pictures, Ope is an Alumnus of the Lagos Business School Nigeria and holds a B.Sc. in Actuarial Science from the University of Lagos. He is the President of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria.
Senior Vice President,
Theatre Development, EMEA,
John Schreiner, based in London, UK, joined IMAX in the year 2000 and is Senior Vice President, Theatre Development, IMAX Corporation, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Prior to relocating to London in the Spring of 2022, John was based in Moscow and was responsible for the territories of India, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and South East Asia. John covered Russia/CIS since 2002 and in January 2013 was named “Man of the Year” at Russia’s Blockbuster Awards which is an event honoring the best of Russian and Hollywood cinema as well as the industry’s top business leaders. He is the first and only non-Russian executive to be the recipient of this award in the 30-year history of this event.
John has been involved in the leisure and entertainment business since 1996 where he was charged with the development of initially the Asian market and then Europe market for IWERKS Entertainment, a multifaceted film based entertainment company that boasted clients such as Universal Studios, The Lotte Group, and Madame Tussauds.
John grew up in Canada and has earned a B.A. in Asian Studies from the University of British Columbia. He has lived extensively abroad including two years in Taiwan, six years in Hong Kong, and twelve years in London. He is an avid horse rider and skier and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Chief Executive Officer, usheru
Ollie Fegan is CEO of usheru who are a global leading movie marketing and analytics company working with partners on every continent. usheru have partnered with leading distributors (Film One, Paramount, Sony, Studio Canal, Universal Pictures, United Artists and Altitude) as well as national film bodies (German Films, Screen Ireland, Austrian Film Commission and the NFA in Ghana) to provide them with movie discovery platforms which enable fans anywhere to legally find where to watch their content in cinemas and at home. usheru also provide unrivalled audience, website and distribution insights to increase sales and make decision making and stakeholder reporting simple.
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