Press Release: Rudy Konyushkov Named Chief Technology Officer, Hearst Magazines International
NEW YORK, May 5, 2015 - Hearst Magazines International has appointed Rudy Konyushkov chief technology officer, responsible for overseeing the company's technology teams and strategy to accelerate innovation and maximize business growth. Konyushkov will continue to serve as CTO of Hearst Shkulev Media (HSM), a Russian joint venture of Hearst Magazines International. The announcement was made by Phil Wiser, chief technology officer of Hearst Corporation, and Simon Horne, senior vice president, chief financial officer and general manager of Hearst Magazines International, to whom Konyushkov will report. He will be based in New York City and Moscow.
Konyushkov has managed HSM's large-scale cross-departmental transformation initiatives and change programs in technology and strategic sourcing since 2000, overseeing sourcing, customization and deployment of various financial and data analytics as well as manufacturing and digital asset management systems. Konyushkov began his career at the Russian weekly magazine Ogonyok where he led the company's transformation from "scissors and glue" functionality to digital technology in 1994.
"Rudy has been a great asset at Hearst Shkulev Media, and I'm thrilled to have him take on a broader role at Hearst Magazines International and the more than 80 countries in which we operate," Wiser said. "He has exceptional intuition and prowess in the technology management and strategic sourcing arenas and his oversight will be key as we intensify forward motion on initiatives around the world."
Konyushkov holds a master's in history and archival science from Russian State University for the Humanities. He has extensive experience in the development and deployment of advanced digital content systems. He also has several international professional certifications, including Certified ScrumMaster, Project Management Professional and Certified Professional in Supply Management.
About Hearst Magazines International
As the largest U.S. publisher of magazines worldwide, Hearst Magazines International, a unit of Hearst Corporation, encompasses 285 magazines and 200 websites in 34 languages and 81 countries. Major titles include powerful brand equities like Cosmopolitan and ELLE, both international super-brands with more editions than any other women's magazines in the world; ELLE DECOR, Esquire,Good Housekeeping, Harper's BAZAAR, Popular Mechanics, and Seventeen. In addition, Hearst Magazines International publishes other titles through joint ventures, including Men's Health and Runner's World in the U.K. and The Robb Report in Russia and China. Hearst Magazines has wholly-owned subsidiaries in China, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan and the U.K. Hearst Magazines publishes 21 titles in the U.S.