Mouse exec sets sights on Russia

Jongmans to oversee Russia, Poland, Central and Eastern Europe

LONDON — Disney Intl. topper Rob Jongmans has been promoted to spearhead the Mouse House’s attempt to grow its business in Russia and other emerging markets across the region.

As the new exec VP and managing director for Northern, Central and Eastern Europe, Jongmans will oversee Russia, Poland, Central and Eastern Europe, Nordic regions, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Benelux. He also will be the liaison for antipiracy policy

Jongmans, currently executive vice president of Buena Vista Home Entertainment Europe, will be based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and will report to Andy Bird, prexy of Walt Disney Intl.

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