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Vivendi gets new Euro retail boss

Vivendi Games has promoted Xochilt Balzola-Widmann to executive VP and general manager of its European retail division.

Vivendi Games has promoted Xochilt Balzola-Widmann to executive VP and general manager of its European retail division.

Previously responsible for central Europe, France and Italy, Balzola-Widmann will now spearhead retail growth across all European regions.

"We're thrilled to have Xochilt lead the charge for Vivendi Games throughout Europe and we are confident that positioning the European organisation under a single management structure enables the team to best capitalise on both current and future business opportunities," said Pascal Brochier, president for global retail at Vivendi.

"Xochilt has had a tremendous impact on Vivendi Games' business in Europe since joining the company. She has extensive knowledge of both the games industry and the European marketplace both of which are critical to the company's ongoing success."

Balzola-Widmann joined Vivendi in 2004 having previously worked for Electronic Arts as director of European sales.

"I'm excited about this opportunity and look forward to working with the Vivendi Games' team, our retail customers and business partners to continue bringing high-quality, entertaining games to consumers throughout Europe," she said.

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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