Wolfgang Blau is the Managing Partner of Brunswick’s global climate hub and an expert in climate communications. He is the Co-Founder of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network at Oxford University, a global network that trains journalists from more than 250 leading news organizations each year on how to improve their climate journalism.
Previously, he was President International and Global Chief Operating Officer of Condé Nast. Prior to that, he was Chief Digital Officer and, latterly, President at Condé Nast International where he modernized the company’s digital publishing portfolio, initiated the launch of ‘Vogue Business’ and successfully led the Asian, European and Latin American companies into a merger of Condé Nast International with its US sister company.
Wolfgang began his career as a radio journalist and news editor in Germany, after which he spent six years in the San Francisco Bay Area covering digital technology and media companies for German national newspapers and broadcasters. On his return to Germany, he became Editor-in-Chief of ZEIT ONLINE, a position that won him Germany’s “Chief Editor of the Year” award.
He is an advisor to the United Nations Climate Division, UNFCCC and a Trustee of Internews.org. He will be a Visiting Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House in 2023.