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Wolfgang Blau

Former President, International and COO at Condé Nast

Wolfgang Blau is the former President, International and Chief Operating Officer, Condé Nast. He oversaw the Condé Nast companies in Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as the following global functions: Product & Technology, Data & Insight, Licensing, Business Development, Delivery & Business Transformation and the Global Editorial Operations unit. Before becoming President of Condé Nast, Wolfgang was the company’s Chief Digital Officer, a role in which he initiated and managed a change of the company’s internal operating model across Asia, Europe and Latin-America towards forming the world's most influential network of fashion and lifestyle publishing companies.

Prior to Condé Nast, Blau served as Executive Director of Digital Strategy at The Guardian and as Editor-in-chief of Zeit Online, a position that won him Germany’s Chief Editor of the Year award. He started his career as a radio news anchor and worked for seven years in California as a Silicon Valley reporter and columnist for German national newspapers and broadcasters.

As a Visiting Fellow Wolfgang looked at ways to increase journalism's capacity to cover climate change worldwide. In 2021, Wolfgang founded the Oxford Climate Journalism Network together with Meera Selva.