Turner Northern Europe Senior Vice President Pierre Branco Adds Middle East Responsibilities

Turner Northern Europe Senior Vice President Pierre Branco Adds Middle East Responsibilities

Turner Northern Europe Senior Vice President Pierre Branco Adds Middle East Responsibilities

Today (5th February), Turner Broadcasting System Europe has announced that they’ve restructured their regional management, Pierre Branco – the Senior Vice President of Turner Northern Europe (UK and Nordics) will have additional responsiblities over the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, also includes Cyprus and Greece) region from 1st April. In addition to Turner’s channels and services in the UK and Scandinavia such as Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito and the Toonix streaming service, Pierre will also have responsibility over Turner’s channels in the MENAT region which will include channels such as Cartoon Network MENA, Boomerang MENA, Cartoon Network Turkey, Boomerang Turkey, TCM MENA and the distribution of CNN International in the region. He will continue to report to Turner EMEA’s president Giorgio Stock.

In a statement about Pierre’s new additional responsibilities, Giorgio Stock said: “Pierre’s ability to bring fresh impetus and new thinking to our business has been proven across hugely diverse markets. Together with our talented regional management team, he will now help further our vision for Turner in MENAT to deliver outstanding branded destinations to our fans across the region.”

Pierre became SVP of Turner Northern Europe in 2017, before 2017, he was general manager of Turner France, Portugal and Africa. Pierre Branco replaces Tarek Mounir, who worked for Turner’s MENAT operations for eight years as commercial director and then general manager, during his time he launched localised premium versions of Cartoon Network and Boomerang for the MENA region replacing distribution of Cartoon Network Africa and Boomerang Africa in the region. He also developed a local content strategy including the animated show Mansour, he had a role in establishing Cartoon Network Studios Arabia and was also involved in the Cartoon Network Zone theme park deal with IMG Worlds of Adventure. Tarek will now be working for music streaming service – Deezer from April.

https://www.c21media.net/turner-adds-to-brancos-remit/

https://worldscreen.com/tvmiddleeastafrica/turner-emea-ups-pierre-branco-to-lead-menat-business/

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2019/02/05/turner-expands-brancos-role-to-menat/

https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/deezer-appoints-tarek-mounir-as-ceo-of-mena/

Johanne Broadfield Vice President Of Cartoon Network Enterprises Adds International Strategy To Her Responsibilities

Johanne Broadfield Vice President Of Cartoon Network Enterprises Adds International Strategy To Her Responsibilities

Johanne Broadfield Vice President Of Cartoon Network Enterprises Adds International Strategy To Her Responsibilities

Today (30th January), Turner International has announced that the Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) – Johanne Broadfield now has an expanded role covering Cartoon Network’s international licensing division outside the United States. Johanne will continue to run Turner’s licensing activities in the EMEA region, which includes product licensing, promotions, publishing, home entertainment, location-based entertainment, live events and retail development.

In addition to her existing responsibilities, she will now work closely with other two international regions – Asia-Pacific and Latin America. As part of her newly expanded international job role, Johanne will be working with Pablo Zuccarino, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cartoon Network Latin America and also Vikram Sharma – Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises Asia Pacific. Johanne will be based at Turner’s EMEA headquarters in London, which houses several of Turner International’s business functions and will continue to report to Giorgio Stock – the President of Turner EMEA.

Before working for Turner, Johanne worked for toy company Mattel, while at Mattel she had various job roles such as Senior Director for Continental Europe and Senior Director for UK, Eastern Europe and Canada. She was also head of Fisher-Price’s European Consumer Products division and before then she was publishing director at magazine publishing company – Burda Medien in Germany.

From The Turner International Press Release: Johanne Broadfield Takes Expanded Licensing Role Within Turner International

Johanne Broadfield has assumed a wider remit within Turner International’s Licensing and Merchandising business, becoming Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA & International Strategy. The announcement was made today by Giorgio Stock, President of Turner EMEA, to whom she reports.

In this expanded role, Broadfield will continue to oversee Turner’s licensing activities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a business unit that includes product licensing, promotions, publishing, home entertainment, location-based entertainment, live events and retail development for Turner’s portfolio of globally-recognised brands. In addition, she will be responsible for Turner’s international licensing strategy, partnering with the US in shaping the global view for key decision making, and takes on joint responsibility for the P&L of Cartoon Network licensing activities across Latin America, along with Pablo Zuccarino, SVP & GM, Kids Latin America. She will also work in close partnership with Vikram Sharma, VP of Cartoon Network Enterprises, Asia Pacific in a strategic capacity.

Giorgio Stock, President of Turner EMEA commented: “Since joining Turner five years ago, Jo has proven herself a talented leader with the ability to build and sustain our franchises in the licensing arena, raise the bar on what we deliver to our partners and get the very best out of those she works with. Together with the international L&M leadership team, she will now play an important role in shaping our international operation, to capitalise on opportunities, synergies and best practice across the regions.”

Broadfield joined Turner EMEA in February 2014 from Mattel, where she held various leadership positions in the Consumer Products division during her 10-year tenure, including Senior Director for Continental Europe and Senior Director for UK, Eastern Europe and Canada. She also headed up the Fisher-Price Consumer Products division for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to Mattel, Johanne was Publishing Director at Burda Medien in Germany, where she led the international fashion and magazine business.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/johanne-broadfield-takes-expanded-licensing-role-within-turner-international

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Appoints Vikram Sharma As Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises Asia-Pacific

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Appoints Vikram Sharma As Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises Asia-Pacific

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Appoints Vikram Sharma As Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises Asia-Pacific

Today (28/03/2018), Turner Asia-Pacific has announced that Vikram Sharma has been appointed as the new Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises for the region. Cartoon Network Enterprises is Cartoon Network’s product merchandising and service licensing division. As the division’s new vice president, Vikram will be responsible for driving sales across the region for Cartoon Network branded toys, clothing, home entertainment, publishing, lifestyle products as well as live events and themed entertainment. Cartoon Network’s popular IPs include Ben 10, We Bare Bears, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball and The Powerpuff Girls. Cartoon Network Enterprises Asia-Pacific is also responsible for licensing for Adult Swim shows, including Rick and Morty, the emoticon rabbit Tzuki and it also acts as an representative of Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of Turner’s sister company – Warner Bros. in the region.

Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) president – Giorgio Stock is also responsible for the international part of Cartoon Network Enterprises and will be working closely with the Asia-Pacific licensing team. Before joining Turner, Vikram worked for Disney’s Asia division in Singapore and India, he was also in charge of Disney’s consumer products business in Thailand, which is also an important market for Cartoon Network Enterprises.

From The Turner Asia Pacific Press Release: Cartoon Network Hires New Head For Licensing And Consumer Products Business In APAC

Turner Asia Pacific has appointed Vikram Sharma Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), its regional licensing and merchandising division.

Joining Turner in March, Mr Sharma is tasked with driving sales across the whole region for its branded toys, apparel, home entertainment, publishing and lifestyle products, as well as live events and themed entertainment. Major franchises and IP under CNE’s management from the Cartoon Network portfolio of shows including Ben 10, We Bare Bears, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball and The Powerpuff Girls, as well as Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty.

His remit also includes the management of Tuzki, the digital IP and emoticon of choice in China and beyond. In South Asia, Turner acts as a representative for Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

Ricky Ow, President of Turner Asia Pacific, said: “The potential of the CNE business is immense and with Vikram leading the charge, we know it can be realised. We are incredibly pleased to have attracted someone with his track record and have high hopes that fans of our amazing IP and franchises will have products that match their passion.”

EMEA President Giorgio Stock, who also spearheads Cartoon Network Enterprises for Turner internationally, will work closely with the CNE team in Asia Pacific to maintain consistency and strategic direction for the business outside of the US.

Before joining Turner, Mr Sharma held various key positions in Disney across Asia including Singapore and India. He’s a proven commercial leader with successful stints in overall P&L management and in different aspects of sales and distribution, with a special focus on retail and franchise monetization. Most recently he led Disney’s consumer products business in Thailand, a key location for Turner’s CNE business.

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/cartoon-network-hires-new-head-licensing-consumer-products-business-apac