Mr. Gino Haddad

Mr. Gino Haddad

  • Chief Executive Officer, Empire Cinemas

As the regional CEO of Empire Cinemas, Gino Haddad is responsible of running all facets of the business. He has an executive management track record for 25 years in the cinema industry. His visionary leadership has led to sustainably achieving extensive business growth through a strategic market expansion in a fast metamorphosing and dynamic industry. He inherited his passion for movies from his grandfather Georges N. Haddad, who established the first Cinema in Lebanon back in 1919. Gino was able to preserve his family’s heirloom and to play a major role in shaping Lebanon’s cultural scene by supporting non lucrative movie initiatives, in addition to keeping Empire’s Movie theatres running even during Lebanon’s most dire times. His visionary plans made him a pioneer in the development of cinema theatres in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and successfully led a 150 million dollars investments to develop and expand cinemas in several countries in the region such as Iraq, and Lebanon. Today Empire Cinemas KSA is operating 114 screens in 11 theatres to be positioned as one of the major players in the Kingdom. Being a strategic partner at Empire International Co., Gino contributed to developing the business to become the leading Hollywood & Bollywood distributor in the MENA Region, with more than 2 billion dollars GBO in the past 25 years. Empire Movies operates in the GCC and LEVANT. In 1998 he ventured into the food and beverage sector in partnership with his brother Mario Haddad; together they opened the prestigious award-winning Japanese Cuisine "Le Sushi Bar" in Beirut, they conceptualized and launched prominent restaurants and cafes covering a variety of cuisines. From his passion for authenticity, he produced an award-winning organic virgin olive oil “Gino’s Garden”. https://www.thegreekfoundation.com/design/ginos-garden-organic-olive-oil-by-marios-karystiosis A true cinephile and a passionate for authentic experiences, Gino is now considered among the most renowned entertainment experts in the region. Gino Haddad received his BA degree in Finance from London School of Economics and BA Management degree from American College in London 1995.

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