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LIMA appointed Rutika Malaviya as its official representative for India.

Cherokee Global Brands hired Randi Spieker as EVP Business Development.

DHX Brands named Kaisa Nieminen Senior Brand Manager for North America. Dave Tovey joined the company in the newly created role of Business Development Manager EMEA. And Danielle Tanton was appointed to the new role of Live Events & Attractions Manager.

Target hired Michelle Wlazlo as SVP Apparel & Accessories.

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) hired Mary Kay Russell as Executive Director.

Club Red Licensed Apparel appointed David Harkins as VP Marketing.

Activision Blizzard brought on Stacey Sher as Co-President of the newly created Activision Blizzard Studios division.

SuperAwesome welcomed Jeff Imberman as Chief Revenue Officer and Paul Nunn as COO.

Kasper Rorsted, currently CEO of consumer brand Henkel, will replace Herbert Hainer as Adidas AG CEO effective Aug. 1.

DraftKings named Janet Holian CMO, giving her oversight of a roster of duties that includes advertising and sponsorships, brand licensing and global marketing.

The Fred Rogers Company has hired Ellen Doherty as the new executive in charge of production.

Viacom International Media Networks promoted Laura Abril to SVP Youth & Music, as well as VIMN’s family brands, for Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Amalia Martinez de Velasco is SVP Entertainment Brands, with an expanded role covering Comedy Central, Paramount Channel and Spike. Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products VP Licensing Stefano Araldi, will now be responsible for leading the net’s licensing, consumer products and recreation business in the regions. VIMN Asia appointed Amit Arora as VP Strategy & Business Development. Yvette Encarnacion has been promoted to SVP, intellectual property & litigation, business & legal affairs for Viacom Media Networks.

Sharon Hall has been named President of Endemol Shine Studios.

Italian luxury linens house Sferra has a new President & Ceo in Michelle Klein, who succeeds Steve Schneider.

Gap tapped Craig Brommers as CMO.

Saban Brands appointed artist and designer Paul Frank as Director Creative Development.

Marie McCann is returning to Kids’ CBC as executive in charge of production for Children’s Content—a title she will share with fellow incoming producer Drew Mullin.

Suzanne Kolb has been named EVP & General Manger of Discovery Digital Networks.

Monthly mystery-box subscription service Loot Crate hired David Voss as CCO.

Puma appointed Anders Jonsson as Area General Manager of its Nordics region.

Leo Burnett has put its succession plan into action, elevating North American CEO Rich Stoddart to Worldwide CEO.


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