French film export body Unifrance has named Valerie-Anne Christen to head up its operations in Tokyo.

The posting was announced Wednesday with Christen set to run Asian affairs for the organisation outside China, Hong Kong and Taiwan which are overseen by Christine Pernin based in Beijing.

Christen was formerly head of international sales for Japanese production company 100 Meter Films Production. She will take up her functions as of May 2.

Unifrance has been busy restructuring its foreign offices with former StudioCanal sales executive John Kochman having recently been named head of the outfit in the US.