The Economist Group has today (Friday June 21st) announced that Chris Stibbs will become its new chief executive. Stibbs is currently the Group’s finance director and the managing director of the Economist Intelligence Unit. He will take up the position on July 18th, when Andrew Rashbass, the current chief executive, steps down.
Rupert Pennant-Rea, Chairman of The Economist Group, said:
“The Board is delighted to appoint Chris as its next chief executive. He has had wide experience both outside and inside the Group, and has a clear vision for the Group’s development in our rapidly changing markets.”
Chris Stibbs said:
“The Economist Group thrives because of its global relevance, independence and the quality of its content delivered however customers want. It will be a privilege to lead this extraordinary company and its world-beating team.”
Stibbs joined The Economist Group from Incisive Media in 2005, where he was the corporate development director. He has also been a non-executive director of Motivcom, finance director of the TBP Group and managing director of the FT Law and Tax Division.
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(June 21st 2013)