Conde Nast Entertainment Unveils Senior Leadership Team, Nabs Disney+ Exec

By 01/22/2021
Conde Nast Entertainment Unveils Senior Leadership Team, Nabs Disney+ Exec

Conde Nast Entertainment, the publishing dynasty’s video division, has announced a slew of new hires and promotions that will comprise its senior leadership team under the tutelage of recently-appointed president Agnes Chu, who joined in July.

Chu, who previously served as SVP of content for Disney+, has hired her former Disney+ colleague Jennifer Jones (pictured above) as head of global business affairs and operations. Jones previously served as VP of business affairs for Disney+, where she led negotiations for local original programming in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North Asia, and Canada. Prior to joining Disney+, Jones — who graduated from Yale Law School — was a senior legal exec at Marvel Entertainment.

In addition to Jones’ hire, Chu has also promoted several existing staffers.

Teal Newland has been promoted from SVP of marketing, new platforms, and branded entertainment to SVP of digital video (English language), while Ezzie Chidi-Ofong is now SVP, digital video (local language). Cecile Murias has been named SVP of global physical production — having previously overseen U.S. digital video production for CNE Studios, which specializes in unscripted television productions — and Reggie Williams has been named SVP of global consumer revenue video.

CNE also notes that these appointments follow last month’s announcement that it had named Christiane Mack COO. Mack reports to both Chu and Conde Nast’s global chief content officer Anna Wintour.

“During such a transformative time in our industry, Conde Nast Entertainment is also undergoing significant change to provide exceptional storytelling from our iconic brands for audiences around the world,” Chu said in a statement. “We are confronting the challenges of this past year with leadership and vision, and with this new team, we are positioned to create more of the exceptional, award-winning content our audience expects.”

Condé Nast also shared it gained over 10 million global subscribers on YouTube in 2020.