At Mimran Schur Pictures, David Mimran merges his love for film with his passion for business. In a career spanning three decades and three continents, Mimran has proven his ability to overcome the odds.
Mimran began his career in the early 1990s. He rose quickly, taking the reins as president and CEO of Italy-based food manufacturer Arrigoni Group before his 30th birthday. He held that role until 1996, when he moved to Monaco and took on successive senior leadership roles with three subsidiaries of the Mimran Group (Groupe Mimran), his family’s diversified holding company.

David Mimran relocated to the United States in 2003. Between 2003 and 2005, he was vice chairman of Milestone Merchant Partners (MMP), a Washington, D.C.-based private equity and investment banking firm in which he was also the largest individual shareholder. He subsequently served on the board of Milestone Capital Management, later renamed Blackstreet Capital Management. He was also the largest individual shareholder in that firm, a private equity shop devoted to control buyouts of underperforming corporate orphans.

After leaving Blackstreet, David Mimran co-founded Breeden Partners, L.P., an actively managed value investment fund focused on U.S. market opportunities. In the late 2000s, he connected with former Geffen Records president Jordan Schur, and the idea for Mimran Schur Pictures was born. The rest, as they say, is history.

Of course, there’s much that film fans and Mimran Schur Pictures clients don’t know about David Mimran. Never one to shy away from challenges or balk at a full calendar, Mimran balances his work at Mimran Schur Pictures with a full slate of duties elsewhere. Notably, he continues to serve as a director of Groupe Mimran, and currently holds four executive roles at subsidiaries operating in Europe and West Africa: Grands Moulins d’Abidjan (GMA), Grands Moulins de Dakar (GMD), Miminvest S.A., and Mimran Natural Resources S.A. (MNR).

David Mimran has also leveraged his expertise in the world of natural resources in a number of active and inactive board roles. He presently sits on the board of directors of Teranga Gold Corporation, a publicly traded mining concern based in Canada, and was once a board member (and the largest individual outside shareholder) of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), a Chicago-based agricultural conglomerate. During his tenure on ADM’s board, Mimran was chairman of the board’s audit committee and sat on the board’s executive committee.

Still, Mimran isn’t all business. As a member of the board of trustees of New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, he advocates for fairness and financial stewardship in health care. He also sits on the board of Artists for Peace and Justice, a global organization devoted to fighting international conflict, and devotes substantial time and financial resources to a number of other well-known charities: AMFAR, Save the Children, and the Make a Wish Foundation, among others. Mimran is also a governor of the Peres Center for Peace, an NGO committed to promoting peace and equity in the Middle East.