Global play and entertainment company Hasbro has made several announcements this week, first naming Shane Azzi as its new chief global supply chain officer. Additionally, Matt Austin is moving into the chief commercial officer role and the company has acquired D&D Beyond.
As chief global supply chain officer, Azzi will oversee global supply planning, global sourcing and procurement, logistics and fulfillment, quality assurance, and security. He is new to the company, previously serving as Kimberly-Clark’s chief supply chain officer and as Mars Incorporated’s global vice president of supply chain.
He has more than 25 years of experience in the CPG industry, including across the supply chain, leading large-scale transformations at major global companies with sustainability, safety, and the consumer as top priorities.
Azzi will join Hasbro on May 4 following the retirement of Tom Courtney, who moved into an advisory role on April 1 after 30 years with the company.
Matt Austin Promoted
Austin previously held the position of president and chief operating officer at Hasbro and will be taking over as chief commercial officer following Michael Hogg’s retirement at the end of March. Austin will leverage Hasbro's commercial opportunities with data-driven consumer insights and strategic partnerships across different channels, including e-commerce and direct fan experiences, to continue to drive profitability and growth.
In his previous role, Austin focused on achieving strategic priorities and delighting consumers, according to the company. Austin’s successor for his role as president for Europe and Asia will be named in the coming months.