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Gary Ellis Named Chief Digital Officer of Hearst Magazines International

Hearst Magazines International has named Gary Ellis chief digital officer, a new role at the company. Ellis comes to the company from Viacom Media Networks, where he has been since 2003. During his time at Viacom, Ellis served as VP of international digital media and director of digital media, working with brands like MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and CMT.

“Gary is a forward-thinking, energetic leader with a proven track-record of growing audience and revenue through innovative content, products and partnerships,” said Duncan Edwards, president and CEO of Hearst Magazines International, in a statement. “He’s an expert at working across continents and cultures, and his talent and imagination will accelerate our digital initiatives around the world.”

Ellis will be based in New York and begins on March 3.

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Hearst Magazines International Names East Asia Managing Director

Yves Bougon, CEO of Hearst Fujingaho (Japan), has been named managing director, East Asia, of Hearst Magazines International. He’ll continue as CEO of Hearst Fujingaho, a role he has held since 2011. Bougon will now oversee Hearst Magazines in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea.

“Yves has launched and overseen the operation of a diverse range of print and digital businesses in Japan, including the September introduction of Harper’s BAZAAR and the e-commerce business, ELLEShop.jp,” said Duncan Edwards, president and CEO, Hearst Magazines International, in a statement. “As we pivot into new areas for growth, Yves will be focused on business development in East Asia. He has a strong management team in Tokyo, and I am pleased that he will share his expertise with the leaders of our companies and our partners in the region.”

Bougon will report to Edwards. His appointment is effective January 1.

Hearst International’s Arnaud de Puyfontaine Adds to Roles

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.

Hearst Promotes Sophia Stuart To Lead Digital For International Unit

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No doubt about it, Hearst Corp. has been busy hiring, promoting and bringing on new people. Abigail Pesta moved from deputy director to editor-at-large for Marie Claire last month, four executives joined the board of directors in October and former investment banker Mitchell Scherzer was appointed as a new VP and CFO of the company in early November.

So it’s no surprise that the company, which did make some cuts this year along with everyone else, is continuing to hire from within. Today, Hearst announced that Sophia Stuart — who most recently worked as executive director for mobile content for Hearst Magazines Digital Media — would be moving on up to executive director of digital content for Hearst Magazines International.

Says Stuart, “I have enjoyed my time working with Hearst’s domestic magazine brands on mobile expansion, and look forward to working with [HMI's president and CEO Duncan Edwards] and his team to bring new ideas and relationships to our many magazine partnerships internationally. There’s enormous potential in the digital space and I hope to be able to leverage those opportunities.”

Full press release after the jump.

Previously: Hearst Names Investment Banker New CFO, We Hear: Layoffs at Good Housekeeping, Hearst To Cut Permalancers

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