A+E Networks U.K. has appointed Jessica Haagmans to the newly created role of Regional Director Benelux. Haagmans will be A+E Networks’ first member of staff in the region and she will be based in the company’s new Benelux office in Amsterdam. She takes up her post at the end of September. Haagmans is charged with boosting the growth of A+E’s portfolio of popular channels, further strengthening A+E’s established relationships with its affiliate partners and media sales house in the region, as well as tapping into new commercial opportunities with a special focus on digital platforms.  Haagmans joins A+E Networks from Affilinet Benelux, one of the leading affiliate networks in Europe.