Arnaud de Puyfontaine, CEO of Hearst Magazines UK and executive VP of Hearst Magazines International, is adding managing director, Western Europe to his roles. He will now oversee Hearst Magazine brands in Spain, Italy, Holland, Germany and France.
De Puyfontaine was named CEO of Hearst Magazines UK in 2009, and in 2011, tapped by Hearst Magazines International to be an executive VP. Prior to his time at Hearst, de Puyfontaine served as president and CEO of Mondadori France.
“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,” said Duncan Edwards, president and CEO of Hearst Magazines International, in a statement. ”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.”
De Puyfontaine begins his new role September 1.