Cinemark Holdings has announced the appointment of former PwC Melissa Thomas as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective 8 November.
Thomas will succeed Sean Gamble, who was promoted to president on July 28, 2021.
It revealed Thomas began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in assurance and business advisory after graduating from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Computer Information Systems.
Prior to her appointment as CFO, Thomas served as Groupon’s chief accounting officer and treasurer, and vice president of commercial finance before that.
Sean Gamble, Cinemark’s president and CFO, said: “Melissa’s sound business acumen, diverse financial expertise, strong communication skills, and varied industry experience will provide significant strategic value to our company as we continue evolving Cinemark for ongoing long-term success in a post-pandemic landscape.
“Melissa will be supported by a skilled and tenured worldwide finance organisation, and I anticipate a seamless transition as I step into the CEO role at the beginning of next year.”
Thomas added: “I’m excited to join the exceptional team at Cinemark and I look forward to supporting the company in the global resurgence of theatrical moviegoing.
Mark Zoradi, Cinemark’s CEO, added: “I look forward to working alongside her over the next couple of months and going forward as a member of the board of directors.”