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Horizon Group USA Hires Janet Hsu as New CEO


Horizon Group USA, the privately held and dynamic leader in the creative D.I.Y. marketplace, announced the strategic hiring of Janet Hsu as Chief Executive Officer. This appointment marks Hsu’s second role as CEO.

Hsu is an industry leader with an impressive career that spans senior management roles at companies including Saban Brands, where she served as Chief Executive Officer during the divestiture of Power Rangers to Hasbro. Hsu also served as the President and Chief Operating Officer at Sanrio Inc., home of the Hello Kitty brand, where she led the company to achieve its highest revenue and most profitable years.

Currently Hsu serves as the Chief Franchise Management Officer at Mattel, Inc. where she oversees studio and strategic partnerships, global consumer products, franchise management, location-based entertainment, digital gaming, content distribution and business development.

“I’ve had the privilege of knowing Janet both professionally and personally for the last 10 years,” said Roshan Wijerama, Owner and Chairman of Horizon Group USA. “Her reputation, integrity, and experience in the industry are second to none. Janet is a seasoned chief executive whose vision for Horizon’s future aligns with ours and puts us in the best position to build upon our last 15 years of rapid and organic growth. Horizon’s forward mission is bringing people together through creativity, and we are beyond excited that Janet will be spearheading this effort to ensure that our mission becomes a reality.”

“I am excited to join the incredible team at Horizon Group USA. Their leadership position in D.I.Y. and S.T.E.M., and over 100 years of legacy, creates a strong foundation to expand into today’s new world,” said Janet Hsu, incoming CEO, Horizon Group USA. “As we embark on this journey together, our mission is not only to continue to introduce relevant products, but also help children develop and nurture creativity through imagination and play.”

In her role as CEO, Hsu will leverage her diverse experience in global strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, commerce expansion, licensing, and digital integration to chart new category opportunities.

“Our industry has a role and obligation in providing life-long learning skills that will help our children transform the future. At Horizon Group USA we are committed to their journey to create a better tomorrow,” said Hsu.