With Licensing Expo underway in Las Vegas, Turner CN Enterprises has unveiled a redesigned EMEA consumer products team designed to better focus on retail and licensing partners.
Under VP Alan Fenwick, senior commercial director Maria Rosaria Milone will lead a new category sales team and is responsible for developing licensing strategies in line with local and regional market trends. Appointed as head of category for Apparel, Accessories & Footwear EMEA is Leila Loumi, who joins from The Beanstalk Group.
Additional head of category appointments from within the business include Jason Rice for Toys and Sports, Annabel Rochfort for Themed Entertainment, Victoria Saint for Publishing, Videogames and Music and Sandra Selva-Abril for Stationery and Home. David Berry will continue his consulting role for Turner by also acting as head of category for Food and Promotions while Turner recruits for the full-time role. Meanwhile, Graham Saltmarsh has been named head of retail for the UK, Italy, France and Nordics, Kathrin Schenk as now head of retail for GAS, CEE, Russia and Benelux and Mar Romera for Spain and Portugal.
Additional retail appointments include Amir Demian as Retail Business Development – Middle East, North Africa, Greece and Cyprus and Archana Keskar as Retail Business Development, Africa and Israel. Demian holds 15 years of retail experience within the Middle East from retailers including Hamleys and Toys ‘R’ Us, while Keskar ran consumer products in Southeast Asia for Turner.