Simon Benton, the former Sales & Marketing Director of International Markets at The Topps Company, has joined The Pokémon Company International (TPCi) to lead sales across Europe.
Taking up the role of Vice President TCG Sales Europe, Simon will be responsible for growing the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) for key account retail partners and TPCi and in will report into Emily Arons, the SVP of International Business.
Prior to joining TPCi, Simon led the team responsible for international Sales & Marketing at The Topps Company in more than 60 countries across EMEA and Asia-Pacific; identifying new sports and entertainment brands, pitching for licenses and negotiating contracts. Before this, Simon held the positions of Group Marketing Director, International and Head of Magazine & Collectables Circulation Marketing at Panini, following a number of roles within the magazine publishing industry.
We wish Simon, Emily and the entire team at TPCi all the very best for this latest Victorious Partnership.