John Marcom Named President of Time Inc. International
Posted on September 17, 1999John Marcom has been named President of Time Inc. International, a new position, it was announced by Norman Pearlstine, Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc. and head of the company's international operations. Marcom, who will be relocating to London, was most recently President of Time Inc. Asia in which capacity he was responsible for Time Asia, Asiaweek, Fortune Asia, President Inc. and Emphasis Inc., which produces magazines and programming for Asia's leading airlines.
In making the announcement, Pearlstine said, "John is a broadly experienced and accomplished publishing executive and a talented leader, respected and admired by colleagues within the company and outside. We're confident that he'll do a superb job as President of Time Inc. International. I can't imagine anyone better equipped for this exciting new challenge than John."
In his new position, Marcom will assume all of Richard Atkinson's responsibilities as President of Time Inc. Atlantic -- overseeing Time Inc.'s magazine publishing activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa -- while still maintaining his own current responsibilities for Asia. Atkinson was recently named CFO of Time Inc. Marty Gardner, President of Time Inc. South Pacific in Australia, and Hugh Wiley, President of Time Inc. Latin America, will now report to John, as will New York-based Time Inc. International Executive Vice Presidents John Vlachos and David Stark.
Marcom is a graduate of Princeton University, with a degree in economics. After eight years as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Tokyo, New York and London and three years as a writer for Forbes in London, Marcom earned an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He joined Time Inc. Asia as Development Director in 1993, serving in a variety of marketing and business development roles before becoming Publisher of Time Asia. He was appointed President of Time Asia in 1998.