Former Franco Dragone executive joins Thinkwell Group.
Thinkwell Group, a global experience design and production agency, has announced the appointment of François Girard to senior vice president of global business development.
Girard previously served as senior vice president of development and strategy for Dragone, leading the development and negotiation of more than €250 million in show productions around the world. Prior to joining Dragone, Girard was a corporate strategy consultant with Deloitte Consulting, Canada.
Girard brings his business development experience to Thinkwell Group, working with the company’s offices in the Middle East and China.
Commenting on the announcement, Joe Zenas, Chief Executive Officer of Thinkwell, said, “As part of the overall growth strategy for the company, François Girard brings immeasurable expertise in location-based experience and entertainment projects worldwide.”
Thinkwell Group has recently experienced the largest growth in its history in Asia, Middle East and US, and the Group has also hired its 200th employee.
François Bergeron, Thinkwell’s Chief Operating Officer, explains, “We’re fortunate to have experienced such substantial growth and stability with new projects in the museum, zoo, theme park, and corporate branding center sectors. With the opening of our business entity and office in Beijing, the promotion of Kelly Ryner to president of Thinkwell Asia, and our operations in the United Arab Emirates, we are expanding and investing in Thinkwell’s future in a major way.”