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Condé Nast names Wolfgang Blau as international president16.01.2017
Condé Nast International, publisher of magazines including Vogue, Vanity Fair and Wired, has named Wolfgang Blau as its new president.
It follows the announcement last week that Nicholas Coleridge is stepping down as International president and managing director of Condé Nast’s British unit on 31 July.
Blau, who takes up the role on 1 August, is currently head of Condé Nast International’s digital operations. He joined the publisher in 2015 from The Guardian, where he served as executive director of digital strategy.
“Wolfgang Blau is a rare executive who can combine digital mastery with the journalistic talent and experience needed to redefine excellence in the digital age. He is the ideal person to drive Condé Nast International’s growth,” said Condé Nast chairman and chief executive Jonathan Newhouse.
Following Blau’s elevation to president, Condé Nast has carried out a reshuffle of its senior leadership team.
James Woolhouse takes on the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer, and will relocate to London from Hong Kong, where he served as Asia Pacific president.
Elsewhere, the publisher has promoted British Glamour publisher Jamie Jouning to the position of digital director for Vogue. He will oversee the title’s digital operations across 21 markets, excluding the US.
And Albert Read replaces Coleridge as managing director of Condé Nast Britain.