Hasbro’s CEO Brian Goldner signs contract extension to 2020

Hasbro’s chairman, CEO and president, Brian Goldner has signed a contract extension with the toy company, taking him through to 2020.

The contract has been entered into with Hasbro’s board of directors.

Goldner has served in a number of leadership positions since joining Hasbro in 2000, including roles as chief operating officer from 2006 to 2008.

In his role as CEO, Goldner has to date forged new partnerships and long-term relationships across entertainment, digital gaming, marketing, e-commerce and the consumer products business.

“Through the differentiated strategy he has set for Hasbro and the progressive organisation he is building, Brian has been instrumental in transforming Hasbro from a traditional toy and game company to a global play and entertainment leader,” said Basil Anderson, Hasbro’s lead independent director.

“Brian has proven himself to be a strategic visionary and innovative leader and the board of directors is confident he is the right individual to lead Hasbro to new levels of success into the future.”

Goldner added: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to further lead the evolution of this tremendous company and I look forward to building upon the progress and momentum we have developed so far.

“We are in the early stages of unlocking the potential of our brands and our partner brands, and together with our board, our first-class management team and our incredibly talented teams around the world, we will continue to create the world’s best play experiences and drive enhanced shareholder value.”

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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