Disney names online operations head

Walt Disney has promoted Cindy Rose is to head its online operations in Europe as senior vice-president and managing director of the Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) Europe, Middle East and Africa. Rose was previously senior vice-president and managing director, Walt Disney International UK, Ireland, Middle East and Southern Mediterranean regions.

Rose will manage all aspects of WDIG’s European online content and services, including advanced broadband, interactive television and mobile applications alongside 14 local European versions of Disney.com.

Rose will spearhead the European roll-out of the recently revamped Disney.com site, launched in the US in January (MW, January 4). Disney aims to concentrate on its entertainment products and services, as well as build on personalisation and community offerings.

Rose joined Disney in 1995 and was promoted to senior vice-president and managing director for Walt Disney International, UK & Ireland in 2001. In 2003, her territory was expanded to include the Middle East and Mediterranean regions.

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