Simon Leslie on board as vp Southern Europe and MENA as team structured into three geographic territories.
ViacomCBS Consumer Products has structured its EMEA team into three geographic territories – UK, Ireland and Israel; Northern and Eastern Europe; and Southern Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
To this end, Simon Leslie (pictured) has been named as vp consumer products for Southern Europe and MENA.
Splitting his time between VCNI’s London and Madrid offices, Simon will dual report to Mark Kingston, svp international licensing of VCP, and Thomas Goller, evp and coo of ViacomCBS Networks International EMEAA.
Simon will be responsible for licensing revenues and managing teams across France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa, which make up a subsection of the newly structured VCP team for EMEAA.
He will oversee the retail sales and marketing division across the region, and manage global partnership activity locally with the heads of markets, regions and categories.
“Simon has comprehensive knowledge of consumer products and the ability to adapt global strategies to local market needs and opportunities, which will help us grow our international presence and support our partners in Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” commented Mark. “Simon is a stellar addition to the team responsible for these important territories.”