CPLG builds teams in Benelux and UK with new appointments

CPLG has bolstered its teams in Benelux and the UK with two new appointments.

Meike de Vaere has joined the CPLG Benelux team as retail director for the region, reporting to Brenda Draaisma who was recently named general manager of Benelux.

De Vaere worked at CPLG Benelux from 2008 to 2010 as retail and marketing director, before moving overseas where she held numerous marketing and sales roles, including marketing and sales director for Rituals Cosmetics USA and consultant at global food production company, Parabel Food.

Now based out of Amstelveen, de Vaere will be working closely with retailers across the Benelux region to maximise the CPLG portfolio, with a focus on the key fashion sector.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Gould has joined the CPLG UK team as brand and retail manager, reporting to Stacy Scimia, category and retail director. Jennifer joins from Global Icons where she held the role of brand licensing manager, working across a variety of brands, including Ford, Emirates, Southern Comfort and Vespa.

Based in London, she will work closely with the UK sales teams to build new and existing retail channels and explore brand partnership opportunities across the portfolio.

Maarten Weck, EVP and managing director at CPLG, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Meike and Jennifer to the teams. Retail relationships remain a key focus for us at CPLG and both Meike and Jennifer bring with them a wealth of experience and contacts which will allow us to develop new opportunities for both licensees and licensors and grow our business in these key markets.”

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