IMAX promotes Natasha Fernandes to chief financial officer


“Natasha is a phenomenal homegrown talent who rose through the ranks at IMAX through her strategic thinking, financial acumen and determination – most recently, she distinguished herself with her successful stewardship as Treasurer of our strong balance sheet throughout throughout the pandemic,” Gelfond said. “As IMAX expands its business around the world and thrives in new experiences and technologies, Natasha’s leadership will be crucial in bolstering the company’s strong financial position.”

Fernandes’ promotion to CFO of IMAX is the culmination of a 15-year career with the company, during which she held numerous senior finance positions. Prior to assuming the role of Deputy Chief Financial Officer in 2021, Fernandes had served as Corporate Treasurer since 2018. Most recently, she led the company’s success $200 million convertible debt offering in 2021 and new credit agreement earlier this year. Previously, she held other financial positions, including Assistant Controller, as well as Director, Financial Information for IMAX.

Prior to joining IMAX, Fernandes was responsible for auditing manufacturing and service industries at Deloitte. She is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants Canada and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University.

“I am very excited to take on this role and to work alongside Rich and the team to foster a new era of growth at IMAX – a business that has grown and evolved dramatically during my time here.” , said Fernandes. “As we take the IMAX experience in exciting new directions across experiences and platforms, I look forward to supporting the company’s growth and maximizing its value around the world.”

“I also want to thank Joe for his service to IMAX and for providing strategic leadership during this transition,” Gelfond added.

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 into a world you never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios use IMAX theaters to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and as such, the IMAX network is one of the largest and most successful theatrical distribution platforms for big films of events around the world.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo and Shanghai. As of December 31, 2021, there were 1,683 IMAX theater systems (1,599 commercial multiplexes, 12 commercial destinations, 72 institutional) operating in 87 countries and territories. Shares of IMAX China Holding, Inc., a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, trade on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “1970”.

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