NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced the appointment of Jessica Kourakos to the role of Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, reporting to IMAX Chief Financial Officer Joseph Sparacio. Kourakos will lead the development and execution of the Company's global investor relations strategy in partnership with CEO Richard L. Gelfond, Sparacio and other senior management members. In this capacity, Kourakos will oversee IR teams in both the US and China.
Kourakos brings more than 20 years of investor relations and financial analysis experience to IMAX. She joins the Company from CBS Corporation, where she served as Vice President of Investor Relations for five years. Previous to this role, Kourakos was the Vice President of Investor Relations for two international software companies, Intuit and Synopsys Inc. She also held senior equity analyst positions with leading Wall Street financial services firms Goldman Sachs and UBS.
"In addition to the extensive investor relations and entertainment industry experience she brings to IMAX, Jessica has an established reputation of integrity and trust in the financial community," said Richard L. Gelfond, CEO, IMAX. "Following the successful IPO of our IMAX China subsidiary, Jessica will be responsible for managing the investor relations teams of both publicly traded companies as well as our investor relations activities globally. We look forward to her contributions and support as we aim to continue to execute on our growth strategy and elevate our profile among analysts and investors around the world."
"I am delighted to join such an innovative organization as IMAX," said Kourakos. "I believe there are tremendous opportunities in the media sector, and IMAX – with its dominant global brand, superior technology, and expanding worldwide theatre network – should be a significant beneficiary in this changing entertainment landscape."
Kourakos graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2015, there were 977 IMAX theatres (853 commercial multiplexes, 20 commercial destinations and 104 institutions) in 65 countries.
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