French media owner Lagardère Active has merged its two ELLE international businesses into a newly created international division, effective today 16 October 2014.
The announcement was made by Constance Benqué, CEO of ELLE France and international. With the merger comes the appointment of Fabrice A. Plaquevent (pictured, and seconded from Lagardère Active chairmanship), as CEO of the newly-formed division.
Plaquevent will be responsible for international magazine licenses (headed by François Coruzzi) and brand licensing. His role will also consist of further developing and diversifying the ELLE brand on an international scale.