Toymaker Hasbro’s CEO Brian Goldner to take immediate medical leave

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  • Toy and entertainment company Hasbro has announced that Brian D. Goldner is taking a medical leave of absence from his CEO role, effective immediately.
  • Hasbro’s board of chief independent director Rich Stoddart has recently been appointed as interim CEO and will begin immediately.
  • The move, announced on Sunday, follows Goldner’s revelations in August 2020 that he had been undergoing continuing medical treatment for cancer since 2014.

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Toy and entertainment company Hasbro has announced that Brian D. Goldner is taking a medical leave of absence from his CEO role, effective immediately.

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The move, announced on Sunday, follows Goldner’s revelations in August 2020 that he had been undergoing continuing medical treatment for cancer since 2014.

Goldner has served as CEO of Hasbro since 2008, and as chairman since May 2015.

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Hasbro’s board of chief independent director Rich Stoddart has recently been appointed as interim CEO and will begin immediately.

Hasbro says Stoddart brings extensive leadership experience and expertise in global brand-building, advertising and marketing, and supply chain management. He was previously CEO and Leo Burnett Worldwide at Innerworkings, the largest global marketing execution company. He has served on the board of Hasbro since 2014.

With Stoddart appointed as interim CEO, Hasbro’s board appointed Edward M. Phillip as principal independent director and Tracy A. Leinbach as Chairman of the Board’s Nominations, Governance and Social Responsibility Committee.

Philippe has more than 30 years of business and management experience, including being both a working executive and chief financial officer of multinational corporations. Leinbach served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Rider Systems, a global logistics and transportation and supply chain solutions provider, from 2003 to 2006.

Philippe said in a statement, “Brian has been an inspiring and visionary leader who has set Hasbro on an incredible path toward the future. We at Hasbro are all thinking of him while he remains focused on his health.” Used to be.”

Hasbro is headquartered in Pawket, Rhode Island.

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