PRESIDENT’S DAY: Condé Nast International has named Nicholas Coleridge president, a new position. Coleridge, who has been with Condé Nast since 1989 and whose title is managing director of Condé Nast Britain, will take up his new role in January.

Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive officer of Condé Nast International, said the creation of the new role is in response to “the tremendous growth” of the business in recent years.

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“In 1995 we were a magazine-only business publishing fewer than 30 titles in seven countries,” Newhouse stated. “Today we have grown to 117 magazines in 24 markets, along with a thriving digital business and other new brand extensions and joint ventures — we are even opening branded restaurants. Nicholas is a brilliant executive and editor who will provide valuable management know-how and energy.”

Coleridge is to continue to hold his current position.

Newhouse has also named Moritz von Laffert as vice president, Condé Nast International. Von Laffert will continue in his role as president of Condé Nast Germany, and will join the company’s executive committee starting in 2012. He will become one of four vice presidents at the company.

“Moritz has shown himself to be a highly effective leader,” said Newhouse. “He has maintained Condé Nast’s commitment to editorial excellence while driving the company to new heights of business success and clearly outperforming competitors.”

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