PARIS — Condé Nast International has promoted Xavier Romatet, the publishing group’s top executive in France, to international vice president and member of the executive committee.
Romatet is to take the seat of Condé Nast Italy chief Giampaolo Grandi, who will step down in what the company called “an occasional rotation of committee membership aimed at bringing fresh voices to the highest level of organizational leadership.”
Grandi, who will continue as president of Condé Nast Italy, has served on Condé Nast International’s executive committee since the late 1990s.
Romatet will continue to serve as president of Condé Nast France, where he has been at the helm since 2006. His tenure has seen the launch of French-language imprints of GQ and Vanity Fair as well as an aggressive push into digital, video and advertorial content for the up-market publisher.
In a statement, Condé Nast also credits Romatet with maintaining relationships with some of its most important advertisers — the French luxury sector.