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New York, NY, United States, 2012/06/11 - Gautam Ranji will be joining Hearst Magazines International (HMI), a unit of Hearst Magazines, as senior vice president, licensing and business development, HMI President and CEO Duncan Edwards announced today - Hearst.com.
He starts at the company today and will report to Edwards.
In his new role, Ranji will be responsible for the overall performance of the division’s various international licenses and joint ventures around the world, as well as oversight of the HMI team in the New York office.
“With his extensive experience in strategy and business development, particularly in the media and international sectors, Gautam will be a great asset to Hearst Magazines International as we continue to manage our partnerships and build our business across the globe,” Edwards said. “I look forward to having him as part of my executive team.”
Since 2010, Ranji has been vice president, corporate development at Dun & Bradstreet. From 2005 to 2009, he held several senior level positions in strategy, operations and business development at MTV Networks International, most recently as executive vice president, strategy and operations. Previously, he served as vice president, mergers and acquisitions, at Viacom Inc. (the parent company of MTV Networks) from 2002 to 2005, having started there as director of corporate development in 2001.
“Hearst is a major player in global media, even more so since its acquisition of titles from Lagardère, and I’m excited to join Duncan and his talented team to help continue HMI’s growth and strategic development,” Ranji said.
Prior to his time at Viacom, Ranji spent nine years in finance and investment banking for various firms including Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns.
Ranji holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.
About Hearst Magazines International
As the largest U.S. publisher of magazines worldwide, Hearst Magazines International (hearst.com), a unit of Hearst Corporation, publishes more than 300 editions for distribution in more than 100 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 DÉCOR, 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., Grazia and Madison in Australia, and The Robb Report in Russia and China. In Great Britain, a wholly-owned subsidiary, Hearst Magazines UK, publishes 24 magazines and 22 digital assets. Hearst Magazines publishes 20 titles in the U.S.