Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner

Oct 12 (Reuters) - Toymaker Hasbro Inc (HAS.O) said on Tuesday longtime Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Goldner has died, two days after he went on medical leave.

In a statement last year, Goldner said he had been under continued medical treatment following his cancer diagnosis in 2014.

Board member and former CEO of marketing firm InnerWorkings Inc, Rich Stoddart, has replaced Goldner on an interim basis.

Brian Goldner, President and CEO of Hasbro Inc., speaks at the Reuters Consumer and Retail Summit in New York June 28, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files

Goldner, 58, joined Hasbro in 2000 and was appointed CEO in 2008, the company said.

"He expanded the company beyond toys and games into television, movies, digital gaming and beyond," Hasbro said.

Goldner also served on the board of directors of ViacomCBS Inc (VIAC.O).

"(Goldner's) guidance and leadership played a key role not only in the combination of Viacom and CBS but in the execution of the vision that has significantly shaped the company," Shari Redstone, non-executive chair of ViacomCBS said.

Reporting by Praveen Paramasivam and Jahnavi Nidumolu in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber and Ramakrishnan M.

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Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/hasbro-announces-passing-ceo-brian-goldner-2021-10-12/

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