Michel Welter has been named president of CinéGroupe International. In this newly created position, Welter will head the companys international corporate development efforts in addition to overseeing all aspects of international sales for the company including distribution, licensing and merchandising. Prior to coming to CinéGroupe, he was president of Saban Enterprises International, where he managed the worldwide licensing and merchandising activities of Saban Entertainment and developed new international ventures. "I am very happy that Michel has agreed to join our management team," said Jacques Pettigrew, president and CEO of CinéGroupe. "His knowledge of market trends in consumer products around the world, his expertise in the entertainment industry, and his network of contacts in all the key markets including North America, Asia and Europe, will be tremendous assets to further CinéGroupes growth internationally." CinéGroupe is a leading integrated entertainment company dedicated to the development, production, post-production and distribution of animation and family programming.