National account manager began her toy career at Hasbro in 2001.

WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2015: Franka Mulgirigama, Mattel UK

Now managing the Toys R Us, Smyths and The Entertainer accounts at Mattel, Mulgirigama started her toy industry career at Hasbro in 2001.

She spent five years with the company before moving on to Mega Brands in December 2006, where she handled a number of different ranges including the iconic pre-school building block range, Mega Bloks.

She moved over to Mattel following on from its acquisition of the firm in February 2014.

The ToyNews Women of the Year 2015 networking and awards event will take place on Thursday, July 16th at Home House, London. Winners for Rising Star, Innovator, Marketeer (sponsored by Norton & Co) and Woman of the Year will be chosen from the top 100. Simply email to vote.

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