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Dietrich Leaves CPLG Post, Protheroe Promoted

It was announced last week that Katarina Dietrich, CEO of CPLG, has stepped down from her post after 14 years with the company. She will continue to act as a consultant for the business until the end of this year.

She established the German office in 1996 before moving to London in 2000 as managing director of entertainment. She became CEO in 2008.

CPLG has promoted Chris Protheroe to president and group managing director. His promotion to the newly created role comes as part of a restructuring following Dietrich’s departure. Protheroe will be responsible for the strategic management and leadership of the business and will be working alongside Steve Manners. Manners was recently appointed executive vice-president and director of entertainment. He is responsible for dealing with existing licensors and acquiring new rights from either existing or new licensors.

Hires at Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop announced that Laura Smith and Palak Solanki have joined the Workshop as vice-president of formal learning and vice-president of business planning and analysis, respectively.