Rubies welcomes pair to senior European leadership team

Published on: 14th December 2022

Lisbeth Hagen Skadhauge and Arjan Driessen have joined Rubies’ Nordics and Benelux teams as the company expands to meet demand.

Arjan Driessen and Lisbeth Hagen Skadhauge

Following the recent acquisition of its new Central European warehouse and the further expansion of its distribution network across Europe and the Nordics, Rubies is growing its team to match unprecedented demand, with the appointment of two new senior team members.

Lisbeth Hagen Skadhauge joins as senior account manager for the Nordics whilst Arjan Driessen is welcomed as head of Sales for Benelux. Between them, they will be responsible for a large proportion of Rubies sales and distribution operations within the Central and Northern Europe markets, aiming to expand and build new relationships with both customers and licensors alike.

Lisbeth will be based in Rubies’ Copenhagen office and reporting into Ian MacCrimmon, head of Sales, Nordics; she will be responsible for growing existing accounts within the Nordics whilst developing partnerships with new clientele.

An incredibly well respected and experienced senior manager who has previously worked for Disney and Funko, Lisbeth joins Rubies as a results-driven commercial leader who specialises in helping businesses grow exponentially across the Nordics region.

As head of Sales for Benelux, Arjan will be based in Rubies’ Venlo offices in the Netherlands, reporting directly to Graham Gardiner, commercial director. He has a successful track record with key retailers across Europe for toy company Playgro. As an experienced business development manager and international and strategic sales specialist, Arjan is consistently focused on market analysis and development.

Graham Gardiner, commercial director UK, Central, Eastern and Northern Europe, said: “As our European market demand continues to grow at an extraordinary rate, we are happy to welcome on board two specialists within the region who will be able to match that business requirement with exuberance and a passion for customer relationship management and development. Both Lisbeth and Arjan bring with them years of experience in market analysis and sales growth and are a perfect fit for team Rubies.”


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