Rose upped at Disney Internet Group


LONDON -- Cindy Rose has been named senior vp and managing director of Walt Disney Internet Group Europe, Middle East and Africa, it was announced Monday by Mark Handler, executive vp and managing director at WDIG International.

Rose, previously senior vp and managing director for Walt Disney U.K. and Ireland, will manage all aspects of Disney's European operations across broadband, interactive television and mobile applications as well as the 14 local European versions of the Web site.

Her key priority for the next 12-18 months will be a rollout of the new Disney-branded Web portal that offers enhanced opportunities for social networking and personalization.

"Given Cindy's accomplishments throughout her tenure at Disney and her strong leadership abilities, she is an excellent choice to spearhead our efforts to accomplish that goal across Europe," Handler said.