The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) named Elias Fasja-Cohen, CEO and founder of Tycoon Enterprises, and Brian Goldner, chairman and CEO of Hasbro Inc., as the 2018 inductees to the LIMA Licensing Hall of Fame. This year’s Hall of Fame Induction will take place May 22 at the LIMA Licensing Awards Ceremony during Licensing Expo 2018 in Las Vegas.
Fasja-Cohen co-founded Tycoon Enterprises in 1990, professionalizing the licensing business in Mexico and opening the doors of the Mexican market to major licensors. Under his leadership, Tycoon extended its structure to offer licensors consistent and simplified service throughout Latin America.
As Chairman and CEO of Hasbro Inc., Goldner is responsible for bringing the company’s brands to life across its Brand Blueprint, through toy and game innovation, entertainment experiences, digital gaming, and consumer products. Since joining Hasbro in 2000 and taking on the role of CEO in 2008, Goldner has been instrumental in transforming Hasbro from a traditional toy and game company to a global play and entertainment leader.
Candidates for the LIMA Licensing Hall of Fame must be actively involved in the business of licensing for a minimum of 15 years and must have made contributions with ongoing relevance to the industry. Inductees are selected by the LIMA Board of Directors based on industry recommendations.