Chesney had been worldwide SVP, sales and marketing, for Deluxe Media Services. He had been there for six years, negotiating deals throughout Europe with Warner Bros, Paramount and Universal.
At AAM, he will work on strengthening distributor relationships and the company's ability to service and support digital cinema operations.
Arts Alliance Media CEO, Howard Kiedaisch, said: 'Having known Paul for many years, I am delighted to welcome him to the AAM team, and excited at the wealth of European industry experience he brings with him. His appointment reinforces our commitment to being the leaders in the European digital cinema market.'