LONDON — Moritz von Laffert is stepping down next year as vice president of Condé Nast International and head of Condé Nast Germany, where he has spent the past decade. Condé said he will continue to lead the business in the transition phase.
Von Laffert was named managing director of Condé Nast Germany in 2009 before being named vice president international in 2011. As a member of the executive committee for Condé Nast International, he has played a central role in the global direction of the business, the company said Monday.
He served as director acquisitions and investments for the organization as well as senior adviser for investments for Advance Publications. He is on the board for Vestiaire Collective and Monoqi, and is a former board member of Farfetch.
“Condé Nast International is now entering a new chapter as a more connected global media publisher with stronger alignment between countries and CNI,” he said. “I actively helped shape this development and believe it to be the way forward. As other management tasks are now required on a national level, I now see this as the right time to make a change, for me personally and from the point of view of the company.”
Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive officer of Condé Nast International, said the von Laffert demonstrated “great deal of business acumen, loyalty, integrity and experience. I am very thankful to Moritz for his successful work, his loyalty and commitment.”
Condé said that on von Laffert’s watch, the media brands were consistently digitalized and diversified, ensuring a broader revenue base.
Prior to Condé, von Laffert held various leadership positions at Axel Springer SE. His last position there was publishing director of women’s and lifestyle media in Hamburg and Munich.