Arnaud de Puyfontaine, CEO of Hearst Magazines UK since 2009 and executive vice president of Hearst Magazines International since 2011, will add managing director, Western Europe to his responsibilities, overseeing the activities of Hearst Magazines in Spain, Italy, Holland, Germany and France. Puyfontaine with remain based in London and will continue to report to Duncan Edwards, president and CEO, Hearst Magazines International (and a FIPP Board Member).
Edwards said, “Arnaud has done a great job in the UK during a time of transition, successfully growing the core business, integrating the brands acquired in 2011 from Hachette and accelerating our digital activities. He has a strong management team in London and I am pleased that he will share his expertise with the leaders of our companies and our partners in Western Europe.”
“This is an exciting opportunity to build synergies across the European market, which I know well,” de Puyfontaine said. “I’m looking forward to working closely with the excellent country management already in place to build on our brands’ leadership in print and digital content.”