Shine Group has further underlined its ambitions in the licensing marketplace, hiring Ozen Kazim as international licensing manager.
Kazim - who was most recently at Rocket Licensing and Walker Books, and also spent time at Target Entertainment - will report to Shine Group’s global brand manager, Lori Heiss.
Kazim’s responsibilities will include the creation of strategic brand plans and guidelines, negotiating new licensing deals across territories, identifying partners for new categories and those requiring new licensees.
Heiss said: “I’m thrilled that Ozen is joining Shine at this time. We have key programmes like MasterChef enjoying success all over the world, which we are now in a position to build on yet further.”
Kazim added: “Shine Group have remarkable programmes, successful brand extensions on which to build and more coming with enormous potential. It’s a very exciting time to be joining here.”