VIZ Media Europe, Crunchyroll Ups EMEA Exec

Waell Oueslati has been promoted to director, acquisitions and licensing.
License Global

January 31, 2020

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VIZ Media Europe, which Crunchyroll recently acquired a majority stake in, has promoted Waell Oueslati to serve as director, acquisitions and licensing, reporting to John Easum, head, Crunchyroll EMEA.

Already handling the contents acquisitions, Waell will be in charge of developing the licensing-out strategies of the company through EMEA. He will add to his scope the TV, theatrical and consumer products licensing businesses, taking over the acquisitions and licensing department.

“We are delighted to name Waell as acquisitions and licensing director to support us at the forefront of the industry, as he is an accomplished and strategically-minded executive with extensive entertainment experience throughout EMEA,” says Easum. “This position strengthens our European team and allows Waell to be close to our clients in the rapidly growing EMEA region.”

Waell joined VIZ Media Europe 10 years ago and has significant experience in Japanese content licensing management.

“I’m very honored and excited

to lead the acquisitions and licensing team of this new project initiated by Crunchyroll,” says Waell. “Our IP’s portfolio is strong, and I look forward to continuing to develop the company’s dynamic entertainment properties to fans.”

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