Friday, December 20, 2013


SINGAPORE / MALAYSIA (December 19, 2012) – The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia (TWDC – SEA) today announced the appointment of Ms. Gan Lay Koon as Country Director, Retail and Licensing for the Singapore and Malaysia markets, reporting to Mark Coleman, General Manager, Retail and Licensing, TWDC - SEA. Ms. Gan will be responsible for the integrated Retail and Licensing organization of Disney Singapore & Malaysia, with a strong focus on driving growth by territory, franchise and product category, and delivering increased reach and consumer connection to the Disney brand.

Tasked with building and strengthening key retail partnerships to expand the presence of Disney branded retail environments within the local market and overseeing licensing relationships to drive growth across all key Franchise and Character groups, Ms Gan will work on growing companywide franchises to include Disney Classic & Disney Baby, Disney Live Action Films, Disney & Pixar Animated Films, Marvel, Disney Princesses & Fairies, and Media Networks & Games. She will also work closely with all lines of Disney businesses to expand key partnerships and marketing synergies to support the overall franchise priorities and further increase the reach of these brands.

“We are fortunate to own popular characters and stories that our consumers love and we are committed to delivering the best compelling, creative and quality products and experiences at retail. We are confident that Lay Koon’s strong local retail and product licensing knowledge and experience will further strengthen Disney’s growing consumer products business in Singapore and Malaysia,” said Mr. Coleman.

With over 20 years’ experience in retail and licensing in both Singapore and Malaysia, Ms. Gan joins the Disney team from Mattel where she was last responsible for Mattel core brands consumer products division and their licensees across the Southeast Asian region. Prior to that, Gan worked in various merchandising and buyer roles at TOP Retail Malaysia, Dairy Farm and Parkson.

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