THE FUTURE OF LICENSING

The Rising Stars award recognizes the next generation of leaders in the licensing business, those who show true tenacity and have impacted their companies and the industry right from the start. Every year Rising Stars are nominated from across the international licensing community, and the winners are honored at the Licensing International Excellence Awards Ceremony.

RISING STAR WINNERS 2019

Rising Star Winners 2019

Barbara Adu
PEZ Candy, Inc.

Barbara Adu started her career at PEZ Candy, Inc. as a designer and was later promoted to Product Ma...
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Sophie Booth
Brandgenuity Europe

As Brandgenuity Europe’s business development manager, Sophie Booth is responsible for prospecting...
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Nemo Bussu
KIDdesigns, Inc.

After spending the first stage of his career as assistant buyer at B&H, Nemo Bussu moved on to makin...
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Hélène El Arouni
TF1 Entertainment/Licenses

Hélène El Arouni discovered her “addiction” to licensing a few years ago. As for chocolate, sh...
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Pablo Franco
Licensing, International Management Group

Pablo Franco is a Senior License Operation Manager at IMG Licensing. He manages the global Volkswage...
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Sophia Hunter
pocket.watch

As Director of Branded Integrations, Sophia Hunter oversees the creative execution of pocket.watch's...
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Mireille Maragakis
KPMG LLP

Mireille Maragakis is a Manager in the Contracts Advisory group at KPMG LLP. She leads and supports...
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Kalle Törmä
Flowhaven

Kalle Törmä is the chief executive officer and founder of Flowhaven and a leader in the effort to...
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NOMINATE A RISING STAR

Qualifications to be a Rising Star include:

  • 35 years old and under
  • Minimum three to maximum seven years of experience in licensing
  • Demonstrates a commitment to and passion for the licensing industry
  • Seeks additional professional development opportunities to improve skills
  • Has shown innovation in their work
  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities

THE 2020 NOMINATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN, SUBMIT YOUR RISING STAR NOW! DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS MARCH 23rd.

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