Roger Lynch, former CEO of Pandora, will become the first global CEO of the combined Condé Nast US and Condé Nast International. Jonathan Newhouse will become chairman of the board of directors and will relinquish his position as CEO of Condé Nast International. Also with Lynch’s appointment, Bob Sauerberg, who served as CEO of Condé Nast’s US business for the past three years, will step down and exit the organization.
Jonathan Newhouse, board chairman, said: “After conducting a thorough search for an executive to run the combined Condé Nast US and Condé Nast International, we believe Roger is the right person to lead Condé Nast during our new phase of global integration, growth and transformation."
Lynch was most recently President & CEO of Pandora where he led the turnaround of the country’s largest streaming music service. Prior to working at Pandora, Lynch was the founding CEO of Sling TV, where he led the creation, launch and growth of Sling TV to become the No. 1 live OTT service in the US.
Condé Nast is a global media company reaching more than 1 billion consumers in 30 markets worldwide through print, digital, video and social platforms. The company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler/Traveller, Allure, AD, Bon Appétit, Wired, W, and Brides among others.