CPLG realigns leadership in Germany and France

UK MD John Taylor tailor adds oversight of France while Jaochim Knoedler focuses on Germany following acquisition of regional agent Team! Licensing

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 26.06.2019 | Consumer Product

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CPLG has made changes to its leadership in Europe to drive growth in key markets across the UK, France and Germany.

Following CPLG’s acquisition of Team! Licensing in Germany, the company has announced a realignment of the leadership team of its German and French operations.

Joachim Knoedler, formerly Managing Director of France and Germany, is now Managing Director of Germany, and will focus exclusively on leading the expanded German operations to grow CPLG’s portfolio of world-class brands in that market.

Joachim Knoedler, MD, CPLG Germany


Meanwhile John Taylor has been appointed Managing Director of UK and France, adding France to the territories under his existing remit.

Maarten Weck, Executive Vice President and MD of CPLG says: “Joachim and John have exhibited great passion and drive in their roles and we are confident their energies and skillsets are well suited under this realignment to lead our teams in Germany, France and the UK.

“This is an exciting period of growth and we look forward to seamlessly providing our clients with the unrivalled service they have come to expect from CPLG.”

Both Joachim and John will continue to report into Maarten Weck.

Top image: John Taylor, MD, CPLG UK and France

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