– Natmags-Hearst: The chief executive of Hearst subsidiary NatMags, Duncan Edwards, is leaving to take up a role in New York as CEO and president of Hearst Magazines International. He starts on February 1 and will fully take the reins in June when current CEO George Green leaves following a handover period. No word yet from NatMags on a replacement for Edwards, who has been been CEO since 2005. From BrandRepublic.com.
— EMI Music: Former ITV (LSE: ITV) CEO has joined the board of EMI Music as a non-executive director in a top-level shake-up at the under-fire major label. Stephen Alexander, operational MD of Terra Firma, the private equity firm that bought out EMI in 2007, also joins the EMI board while former Northern Foods CEO Pat O’Driscoll joins Terra Firma as Alexander’s replacement. Via Musicweek.com.
— Xing: Dr Stefan Gross-Selbeck has started work as the new CEO of business social networking site Xing, as expected. Gross-Selbeck was appointed following the site’s $4 million buyout last month. Previously, he was in charge of eBay’s German business division. From Netimperative.com.