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WildBrain CPLG expands in India with new hires

WildBrain CPLG has opened a dedicated office in India, promoting Neesha Krishna to lead local strategy as managing director, MENA and South Asia.

Previously commercial director for MENA, Krishna is now responsible for strategically managing and growing WildBrain CPLG’s business across the larger territory. Based in Dubai, Krishna reports to Pau Pascual, who also takes on an expanded role of VP, southern Europe, MENA, and South Asia and managing director for Iberia (previously VP, southern Europe and managing director of Iberia and MENA).

Additionally, Mangesh Hande was appointed to the newly created role of commercial director for India. Reporting to Krishna and based in Mumbai, Hande’s responsibilities include building WildBrain CPLG’s team and driving new business in the market. He joins most recently from Viacom 18 Media, where he was director of consumer products for Kids Cluster, and brings additional previous experience at Benetton and Spykar.