Former National Geographic and Sesame Workshop exec Peter van Roden has joined Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) as SVP of global themed entertainment.
In his new role, van Roden will develop and implement global entertainment strategies across the company’s global theme parks, themed entertainment attractions, exhibits and live events. Currently, WBCP’s themed entertainment offerings include immersive The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Harry Potter: The Exhibition and attractions inspired by DC Comics and Looney Tunes animated characters.
With two decades’ worth of experience in production, marketing and management, van Roden joins WBCP from National Geographic, where he was SVP of global experiences and events. In this role, he oversaw National Geographic’s emerging location-based operations, including themed entertainment and touring shows, as well as the company’s public programs, speakers’ bureau, National Geographic Museum and traveling exhibits.
Prior to that, he was VP of themed entertainment at Sesame Workshop, where he oversaw global business development and brand management for theme parks, tours, exhibits and other non-traditional media ventures.