The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has selected two industry executives to join the Licensing Hall of Fame this year.
Elias Fasja-Cohen, chief executive officer and founder of Tycoon Enterprises and Brian Goldner, chairman and chief executive officer of Hasbro will be honoured at the annual LIMA Awards Ceremony that will be held on May 22 during Licensing Expo 2018, in Las Vegas.
“LIMA is proud to honor these two outstanding game-changers in our industry who have lead their respective companies to exceptional levels of licensing excellence,” said LIMA President Charles Riotto. “Elias is a legend in the Latin American licensing community, and Brian a visionary and innovator who transformed Hasbro’s business and created an indelible impact on licensing. We are thrilled to have them join the Licensing Hall of Fame,” he added.
As chief operating officer and founder of Tycoon Entertainment Fasja-Cohen has developed on the leading licensing agencies in Latin America for more than 28 years.
In 1990, Cohen co-founded Tycoon Enterprises, professionalizing the licensing business in Mexico and opening the doors of the Mexican market to major licensors, including 20th Century Fox, Cartoon Network, Major League Baseball, Mattel, National Football League, and Nickelodeon, among others.
Under Cohen’s leadership, expanded the licensing business and introduced licensing education into territories including Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Brazil. A large number of Tycoon alumni have gone on to become an important part of the licensing industry in Mexico.
Brian Goldner is regarded as a pioneer at Hasbro’s where he helped to develop the company’s entertainment and omni-channel storytelling. He has served as an executive producer on a number of films based on Hasbro brands, including the Transformer films and My Little Pony: The Movie”. Under his leadership, Hasbro has expanded its presence across categories including high-end fashion, location-based entertainment, music, publishing, and consumer products.
Meanwhile, LIMA has extended the deadline for submissions for its annual International Licensing Excellence Awards. The deadline to submit has been extended to Feb. 5.