Sinemia founder wins CEO award in UK
ISTANBULTurkey’s Sinemia Founder Rıfat Oğuz has received the 2017 CEO Award by U.K.-based global finance publication Finance Monthly, the company has said.
While intensifying his efforts to accelerate Sinemia’s growth in the U.S. market after Turkey and U.K., Oğuz managed to grow his company 14 times in just one year, according to the statement, which was released on July 31.
Sinemia CEO is one of the 91 distinguished leaders in the list who stand out with their innovative approaches and strategic visions, it added.
Although there has been two years since Sinemia went online, Oğuz managed to establish brand awareness among the moviegoers and attract investors’ attention, according to the statement.
In 2016, Sinemia moved its business model to United Kingdom. Oğuz then decided to enter the U.S. market this year.
Sinemia now operates, in addition to its headquarters in Istanbul, with two offices in the U.S., a market of 246 million moviegoers.
Sinemia is a social cinema platform. Its premium members can watch as many movies as they wish at any movie theater in Turkey, thanks to Sinemia’s technology that integrates location based technologies and bank card infrastructure. Besides, they become a member of a prestigious social group by joining the ‘members-only’ events such as galas, artist meetings and special organizations.