Wolfgang Blau, who is currently chief digital officer at Condé Nast International, will take on the role of president of Condé Nast International, and Albert Read, currently general manager and deputy managing director of Condé Nast Britain, will take over as managing director. Both appointments will be effective from August 1, when the man currently filling both roles, Nicholas Coleridge, retires mid year.
“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,” Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast International, said this morning of Blau, who joined the company in December 2015. “He is the ideal person to drive Condé Nast International’s growth.”
In addition to revealing Coleridge’s replacements this morning, Condé Nast has also announced the creation of a new executive role, Vogue digital director, to which Jamie Jouning has been appointed. Jouning, who is currently publisher of British Glamour, will be responsible for Vogue’s digital business across 21 markets, with the exception of American Vogue.