CPLG appoints former Disney exec as France MD

Disney's former Virginie Kleinclaus-Renard has stepped into the role, overseeing CPLG's French business.
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CPLG has appointed former Disney executive Virginie Kleinclaus-Renard as its new managing director of CPLG France.

In a role that commenced on September 1st, 2015, Kleinclaus-Renard will report to CPLG CEO, Peter Byrne as she heads up the licensing firm’s operations across France.

She arrives at CPLG boasting 20 years of top level experience in licensing and merchandising at Disney Consumer Products, where her roles included director of infant, fashion and home for France, as well as retail marketing director for major retailers in France and Benelux.

She also oversaw the global direct to retail sales development of Carrefour after starting her career as category manager in emerging markets.

“We are thrilled to have such an experienced and talented executive as Virginie join us at a period os such momentum at CPLG,” said Byrne.

“With her unparalleled licensing and retail background, Virginie is an excellent addition to the senior management team at CPLG and will be an incredible asset to our business in France.”

Kleinclaus-Renard, added:”I am delighted to join CPLG at such an exciting time. The company is widely respected in the industry and has a prestigious pedigree with a roster of prominent brands.

“I am very much looking forward to spearheading activity I France and working with Peter and the team.”

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