GNM's Pelekanou handed interim US role

Chris Pelekanou, Guardian News & Media's director of ad sales, is to take interim charge of setting up the company's commercial operations in the US from the autumn, when international and business development director Stella Beaumount leaves the company.

Chris Pelekanou: heads GNM's ad sales push into the US
Chris Pelekanou: heads GNM's ad sales push into the US

Today (8 June) GNM confirmed Beaumont, who is based in London, would leave the company in the autumn. Her replacement has not yet been announced.

The confirmation follows an announcement in April that claimed several senior members of the Guardian.co.uk editorial staff are to relocate to New York later in the year to instigate a second concerted push into the US market.

Guardian.co.uk editor Janine Gibson will be joined in New York by news editor Stuart Millar, sports blogs editor Steve Busfield, blogs editor Matt Wells and reporter Karen McVeigh.

In March GNM appointed former Wall Street Journal and Financial Times executive Steve Howe as chief revenue officer.

Howe will be responsible for driving ad revenues, reporting into Pelekanou, who will take the role of interim commercial director and retain his existing role.

Beaumont is the latest senior member of the GNM staff to leave the company since Andrew Miller was appointed chief executive on a permanent basis in July last year.

Tim Brooks, managing director of Guardian News & Media, left the company in February after being made redundant, and digital development director Mike Bracken stepped down last month to take the role of digital development director for the Government.

Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

Samsung Home Appliances sponsors Channel 4 in seven-figure deal

Samsung Home Appliances sponsors Channel 4 in seven-figure deal

Samsung Home Appliances is to sponsor Channel 4, More 4 and UKTV's Good Food shows for one year in a seven-figure deal.

Share
Xaxis buys mobile app business ActionX

Xaxis buys mobile app business ActionX

Xaxis, the programmatic media and technology company, has acquired ActionX, a mobile app and cross-screen ad business.

Share
Jay Z turns Twitter blue for his relaunched music streaming site

Jay Z turns Twitter blue for his relaunched music streaming site

Would you like Beyonce, Kanye West, Coldplay, Rihanna, Madonna etc. to support your brand campaign? Tough luck, you're not Jay Z (are you?! Thanks for reading Jay!), but will his paid-for music-streaming service turn the tide?

Share

Get news by email