schleich, the German manufacturer of figurines and playsets, igniting the joy of storytelling in children, announces the promotion of David Albert to President of schleich North America. With this newly created position, schleich further strengthens its commitment to investing in the North American market while expanding to schleich brand across the world.
Joining schleich in 2014, David Albert lead teams within Product Management, Strategic Business Development and Global Analytics at a corporate level. Since 2019, David Albert has co-led the North America division as Chief Operations Officer alongside Annie-Laurie Zomermaand as Chief Commercial Officer. Together they led the development of a sustainable schleich North America business and organization, partnering with leading retail customers and developing awareness of the schleich brand in the region. Under their leadership, the schleich North America business experienced continuous growth in the last years.
Now, David Albert’s role is to lead the next phase with this team, accelerating schleich’s further expansion in North America. This includes investing in building further regional commercial and supply chain capabilities. Annie Laurie Zomermaand will remain in her current role as Chief Commercial Officer supporting David with the strategic growth plan for schleich North America.
With its authentic, detailed and high-quality figurines and playsets, schleich remains dedicated to encouraging more and more children across North America to let their imagination run wild.
David Albert – President of schleich North America