IMAX China Holding, Inc. (HKSE: 1970) and IMAX Corp. (NYSE: IMAX) today announced the appointment of Edwin Tan as Chief Executive Officer of IMAX China, effective December 9, 2019.
In his role, Tan will assume all oversight and executive responsibilities for IMAX China, which continues to drive record box office and strong theatre network growth in 2019. He will report directly to the Board of IMAX China. Tan brings decades of global leadership experience to the role across entertainment, exhibition and event services industries, having most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the China operations of Messe Muenchen, a top ten exhibition company globally.
Jiande Chen, IMAX China's first-ever CEO, who has served in the leadership role since 2011, will step into the new role of Vice Chairman, IMAX China. Chen will continue to provide key strategic guidance for the company, with a focus on government and industry relations.
"Across Chinese exhibitors, filmmakers and consumers, demand for The IMAX Experience® has never been stronger and our footprint in China is larger and more diverse than ever," said Richard Gelfond, CEO of IMAX Corporation. "Edwin's proven track record in entertainment, events and scaling complex businesses on the world stage will be key as we build on the strong performance of IMAX China."