IDG Names Charles Lee as President, U.S. and York von Heimburg as President, International for IDG Communications

BOSTON, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) today announced that

Charles Lee, U.S. President, IDG Communications

Charles Lee will assume the role of President, U.S. IDG Communications, Inc. while York von Heimburg has been named President International IDG Communications Inc. These appointments bring added depth and expertise to IDG Communications’ experienced leadership team to support the growth goals that the company has put in place, both domestically and internationally. Both executives will report to Kumaran Ramanathan, President of IDG Communications.

“It’s an honor and privilege to work with two talented, innovative and passionate industry leaders like Charles and York, who have proven track records of success in delivering value to our company and the industry at large,” stated Mr. Ramanathan. “I am confident that they will guide our teams in providing exceptional value as the world’s leading technology media, data and marketing services company, while instilling greater agility, collaboration and transparency to our teams across the globe.”

Previously Charles Lee was the President of IDG’s Global Strategic Marketing Services group, where he led a global team of 80 dedicated marketing services professionals driving more than 25 percent revenue growth over the past two years. Mr. Lee will leverage his 22 years of experience building world-class marketing services businesses with IDG and Ziff-Davis to oversee all U.S. media operations for IDG Communications. This includes sales, editorial, events and the CIO Executive Council. He will continue to oversee the worldwide strategic marketing services business for IDG Communications.

York von Heimburg adds responsibility for all internationally-owned and operated business units and the international publishing/licensing team to his current role as CEO and President of IDG Communications Media AG in Germany, with more than 30 years experience in the information technology media sector.

York von Heimburg, President of International, IDG Communications

Prior to his role as CEO and President of IDG Communications Media AG, he served for ten years as Chairman of IDG Global Solutions providing sales and strategic marketing services to international advertising clients. Mr. von Heimburg is a dynamic leader who has pushed the concepts of a service-oriented, integrated and highly focused media company that delivers technology and data solutions based upon customers’ needs for industry insights and market differentiation.

About IDG Communications, Inc.

IDG Communications connects the world of tech buyers with insights, intent and engagement. IDG Communications is the world’s largest media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. Our premium brands, including CIO®, Computerworld®, PCWorld® and Macworld®, engage the most powerful audience of technology buyers providing essential guidance on the evolving technology landscape. Our global data intelligence platform activates purchasing intent, powering our clients’ success. IDG Marketing Services creates custom content with marketing impact across video, mobile, social and digital. We execute complex campaigns that fulfill marketers’ global ambitions seamlessly with consistency that delivers results and wins awards. IDG is the #1 tech media company in the world, per comScore.*

*Source: comScore Media Metrix, Desktop Unique Visitors, Worldwide, January 2017

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Josh London
Chief Marketing Officer
IDG Communications, Inc.