Since December 2015 Blau has been Chief Digital Officer of Condé Nast International, which publishes more than 100 magazines, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Gentlemen's Quarterly and Wired, and some 100 websites in 27 markets outside the US. Blau previously served as Executive Director of Digital Strategy for The Guardian group. He replaces Nicholas Coleridge, who is stepping down as company President and Managing Director of Conde Nast's British unit on July 31 after 27 years in the organisation, as part of a sweeping series of new appointments which are announced at the London-based media company.
Blau is a career journalist who was named Chief Editor of the Year in Germany as Editor of Zeit Online.
"Wolfgang Blau is a rare executive who can combine digital mastery with the journalistic talent and experience needed to redefine excellence in the digital age. He is the ideal person to drive Condé Nast International’s growth," said Newhouse.