FremantleMedia Enterprises announced four key executive appointments within the North American licensing group.
David Luner has been promoted to executive vice president of consumer products, interactive and mobile. Formerly senior vice president of consumer products and interactive, Luner’s new role expands his current responsibilities to include an upcoming slate of new children’s content, licensed and original game brands and the digital content development division.
Olivier Delfosse, formerly director of interactive, was named vice president of interactive, mobile and digital content. In his new role, Delfosse will spearhead FME’s expansion in the gaming space, including social media gaming, as well as digital content and mobile brand extensions.
Chris Donnan has been promoted from senior manager to director of live events. In his newly expanded role, Donnan will be responsible for producing touring shows and budgeting across all areas of FME’s live events.
In addition, Dhivyah Ramanath has joined the FME team as senior manager of consumer products: softlines. Ramanath will be responsible for growing the apparel, accessory and publishing businesses.
“Our licensing team in the Americas is one of the best in the business,” says Keith Hindle, chief executive officer for the Americas at FME. “Building on FME’s heritage of hugely successful, multi-platform programs, such as American Idol, these changes reflect our investment in key growth areas such as third party representation, live events, digital content and social gaming.”