Brian Goldner (Brian Goldner) attended the world premiere of “Transformers: The Last Knight” at Cineworld Leicester Square in London, UK on June 18, 2017.
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Toy and entertainment company Hasbro announced that Brian D. Goldner (Brian D. Goldner) will take sick leave and will no longer serve as CEO, effective immediately.
The move was announced on Sunday after Godner disclosed in August 2020 that he had been receiving cancer treatment since 2014.
Goldner has been CEO of Hasbro since 2008, and Chairman since May 2015.
Rich Stoddart, who recently served as the lead independent director of Hasbro’s board of directors, has been appointed as interim CEO and will take office immediately.
Hasbro stated that Stoddart has extensive leadership experience and expertise in global brand building, advertising and marketing, and supply chain management. He was the CEO of InnerWorkings and Leo Burnett Worldwide, the world’s largest marketing executive company. He has served on the Hasbro board of directors since 2014.
While appointing Stoddart as interim chief executive officer, Hasbro’s board of directors reappointed Edward M. Philip as lead independent director and Tracy A. Leinbach as chairman of the board’s nomination, governance and social responsibility committee.
Philip has more than 30 years of business and management experience, including serving as the operations executive and chief financial officer of a multinational company. From 2003 to 2006, Leinbach served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ryder System, a global logistics, transportation and supply chain solutions provider.
Philp said in a statement: “Brian is an inspiring and visionary leader who has set Hasbro on an incredible path to the future. Everyone at Hasbro is here. Thinking of him, at the same time he is concerned about his health.”
Hasbro’s headquarters are located in Potucket, Rhode Island.
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