The 30 Most Influential Women in the Arab World 2019

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Debbie Stanford Kristiansen

Debbie Stanford Kristiansen

Company:

Novo Cinemas

Designation:

CEO

Since taking on the role in 2013, Debbie has worked hard with her executive team to bring Novo Cinemas to new heights, from a standard cinema experience to an innovative entertainment hub through strategic partnerships, technological advancements, new experience offerings and alternative content opportunities for consumers.

Under Stanford-Kristansen guidance, further expansion throughout the GCC will see Novo Cinemas enter the newly opened Saudi Arabia cinema market. With 25 years of experience in the entertainment, events and hospitality, Debbie is a CEO with an extensive understanding of public, government and private organizations with a recognized track record of driving growth and successful business development. Debbie was also been crowned ‘Female CEO of The Year’ at the CEO Middle East Awards in September 2018.