Condé Nast to foray into the eCommerce world

franck_zayan_dec13_2The international mass media company, Condé Nast, is planning to enter the eCommerce industry to explore new opportunities in the Internet retail and technology sphere.

Condé Nast and Condé Nast International have together launched a new division for the same. And as a first step towards this new venture, the company has hired Franck Zayan as the president of this division. Frank currently oversees the eCommerce activities of  Paris department store Galeries Lafayette, and will start working from January 6th 2014.

Zayan (in picture) said he was delighted to be joining Condé Nast. “With its famous brands and strong digital presence, there is enormous potential to develop business in the eCommerce field.”

“The scope of our brands and the revolution in technology are bringing about new opportunities in the eCommerce space,” said Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast International.

With his prior experience in Internet and eCommerce consulting, Franck Zayan is expected to explore and develop eCommerce ideas which can serve the readers, users, advertising clients and business partners.

Condé Nast has over 165 Mn consumers internationally across its 20 print and digital media brands which includes Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Golf Digest, GQ, Lucky, The New Yorker, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W, Wired, among the rest.

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