Now GM and SVP for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia; Ron Johnson becomes EVP for NVCP.

Mark Kingston steps up at Nickelodeon

Viacom International Media Networks has announced a number of high level changes in its Consumer Products team.

Mark Kingston (pictured) has been promoted to general manager and senior vice president for NVCP Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia. He will now oversee VIMN’s consumer products operations in these key markets.

Kingston will report into the new EVP for Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products, Ron Johnson.

Effective from April 1st, Johnson will lead all of Viacom’s international consumer products operations. He will be based in New York.

"We’re thrilled to have Ron take on this leadership role in overseeing VIMN’s consumer products business," said Pierluigi Gazzolo, COO at VIMN. "He possesses first hand knowledge of our global CP operation, as well as extensive experience across global retail partnerships, holistic franchise management and product innovation.

"We’re also excited about the newly expanded position that Mark will be taking on, as it further reinforces the strength of our regionally led consumer products organisation."

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