The former Clementoni country manager will help propel the Stabilo business forward as it enters the next phase of development in the UK market.
Stationery brand Stabilo has announced the appointment of former Clementoni country manager Shahbaz Khan as its new market director UK & Ireland.
In his new role, Shahbaz will head up Stabilo’s UK & Ireland office and will be focused on the brand’s distribution channels, working closely with the sales team to drive growth and refocus the business on key target areas.
Shahbaz has a wealth of experience from his previous role as country manager at Clementoni, where he oversaw the company’s double-digit growth as Clementoni became a preferred supplier in the UK for infant and pre-school toys, developing the brand from start-up to an established player in the toy market.
Prior to joining Clementoni, Shahbaz was a toy buyer for Argos and his experience as a buyer will help support Stabilo as it continues to target new demographics with products which include the iconic Boss Original highlighter.
Shahbaz said: “I am excited to be joining Stabilo to help propel the business forward as it enters the next phase of its development in the UK market. I have worked in the toy industry for some time, and I am delighted to be able to transfer this experience into new markets to grow Stabilo’s presence in the UK and Ireland.”
Jürgen Bauernschmidt, sales director – Europe at Stabilo, commented, “Stabilo has a lot of exciting new products coming to market and ambitious goals within the UK and Irish markets. Shahbaz’s extensive experience makes him the perfect candidate to help drive the brand and unleash its full potential. I am thrilled to welcome Shahbaz to the team and look forward to working closely with him to drive the business forward in our next stage of development in the UK market.”