Visiting Research Fellow,
Wolfgang Blau is an international media manager and journalist. Currently, he is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University where he studies the intersection of journalism and the climate crisis. In his last role, he was global Chief Operating Officer & President, International of Condé Nast, overseeing the Condé Nast companies and licensing partners in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, as well as the following global functions for all markets, including for the United States: Global Content Operations, Product & Technology, Data & Insight, Licensing, Vogue Business, New Business Innovation as well as the Delivery & Business Transformation unit. Prior to Condé Nast, Blau served as the Executive Director of Digital Strategy at The Guardian and as Editor-in-chief of Zeit Online, a position that won him Germany’s Chief Editor of the Year award. He started his career as a national radio news anchor and worked for seven years in California as a Silicon Valley reporter and a columnist for German national newspapers and broadcasters. Wolfgang is an advisor of the United Nations Climate Change Division UNFCCC and a Trustee Director of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.