President of Toys “R” Us Canada to Head Chain’s Japanese Operations

Wayne, N.J., Toys “R” Us announced that Monika Merz has been promoted to CEO for Toys “R” Us, Japan, effective Nov.15. Merz currently serves as president, Toys “R” Us, Canada.

In her new role, Ms. Merz will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s owned and franchised operations in Japan. She will report to Kei Kodera, representative director, chairman and president, Toys “R” Us, Japan, and will be based in Tokyo.

Merz joined Toys “R” Us, Inc. in October 1996 as VP and general merchandise manager for Toys“R”Us, Canada. In 2000, she was promoted to president.