Wolfgang Blau is an international media manager and climate communication expert. Together with the new CEO of Internews Europe, Meera Selva, he recently co-founded the Oxford Climate Journalism Network at Oxford University’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
In his prior role, he was the global Chief Operating Officer & President International of global media company Condé Nast, overseeing all Condé Nast companies and licensing partners in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, as well the global product development, technology, audience, data and business development teams in New York and London.
Prior to Condé Nast, Blau served as Executive Director of Digital Strategy at The Guardian for the UK, US and Australia 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 radio news anchor for Germany’s national broadcaster ARD and worked for seven years in California as a Silicon Valley reporter and columnist for Germany’s national broadcaster ZDF and national newspaper DIE WELT.
Wolfgang is a Trustee Director of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations’ climate change division UNFCCC and a director of Germany’s re-commerce pioneer ReBuy.