Roger Lynch

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EducationBachelor of Science in physics
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
Occupationchief executive officer of Condé Nast

Roger Lynch is the chief executive officer of Condé Nast. Since joining Condé Nast in 2019, Lynch has been responsible for the media company's global integration across its 37 brands operating in 31 markets worldwide.[1][2]


Lynch's experience leading companies began in 1999 as president and CEO of Chello Broadband in Amsterdam. There he pioneered the pan-European rollout of consumer broadband services.[3]

Lynch then became chairman and CEO of Video Networks International Ltd., an IPTV provider based in the United Kingdom. During his leadership there, the company won an Emmy and a BAFTA award for its channels.[4]

He then started working with Dish Networks, based in the United States. There, he became the founding CEO of Sling TV, the first subscription service offering a bundle of cable and network channels on a digital platform.[5] He oversaw the service's launch in 2015, which received top honors from the international Consumer Electronics Show and a Technology and Engineering Emmy award.[6][7]

In 2017, Lynch was named president and CEO of Pandora, where he led the music streaming service to accelerated revenue growth and positive returns.[8] Sirius XM acquired Pandora in February 2019.[9]

Lynch became CEO of Condé Nast in April 2019 –– the first global CEO in the media company's history. In his first eight months, the company launched new editions of its titles in several countries around the world and made public commitments to reduce its environmental impact, with changes to all levels of work.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16] Lynch also established a new global leadership team charged with helping the business expand worldwide.[17][18][19]

Early life

Lynch spent much of his childhood in Baltimore, Maryland –– it was there he started his first job delivering newspapers.

He went on to attend the University of Southern California and received a Bachelor of Science in physics. After graduation, he spent time working in aerospace and defense, before enrolling at the Tuck School of Business, where he graduated with highest distinction.[20] After earning his MBA, he started working in technology investment banking at Morgan Stanley.

Personal life

Lynch lives with his wife in New York. He has three children and two grandchildren. He plays the lead guitar in an all-CEO rock band.[21]


  1. Lee, Edmund (2019-04-04). "Condé Nast Selects a Deal-Making Tech Executive as Its New Chief". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  2. "Conde Nast Names Global Commercial Partnerships Team". Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  3. "Pandora names Roger Lynch CEO and President". The Industry Observer. 2017-08-15. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  4. "Roger Lynch T'95". Center For Digital Strategies. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  5. "Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch on changing programmers' minds, targeted ads, linear TV's 'rabbit hole'". FierceVideo. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  6. Baumgartner, Jeff. "Sling TV Takes CES Best Of Show Honors". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  7. "Sling TV Granted Technology & Engineering Emmy Award – Media Play News". Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  8. Conti, Samantha; Conti, Samantha (2019-04-04). "Roger Lynch of Pandora Radio Named Global CEO of Condé Nast". WWD. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  9. Aswad, Jem; Aswad, Jem (2019-02-01). "Sirius XM Completes Acquisition of Pandora". Variety. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  10. "WIRED Middle East's historic debut print edition is out". WIRED Middle East. 2019-12-18. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  11. Sabino, Julieta; Sabino, Julieta (2019-04-02). "La Cucina Italiana to Come to U.S. and U.K." WWD. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  12. "Condé Nast to launch Wired in South Korea | News |". 2019-09-26. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  13. "Vogue Magazine Makes Comeback in Greece as Debt Crisis Ebbs". The Business of Fashion. 2019-03-31. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  14. ""Vogue Hong Kong is more high-voltage, edgier and younger"". Vogue Business. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  15. "Conde Nast Launches 'Vogue Business' In China - On WeChat". Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  16. "Conde Nast Signs Fashion Industry Charter for Global Climate Action". United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. November 21, 2019. Retrieved January 14, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. Spangler, Todd; Spangler, Todd (2019-12-12). "Condé Nast Names Former Google, Sotheby's Execs to CMO and CFO Posts". Variety. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  18. "Conde Nast Names Stan Duncan First Global Chief People Officer". Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  19. "Conde Nast, Conde Nast International Unify Leadership". Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  20. "Roger Lynch". Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  21. "Pandora's Roger Lynch moonlights as a guitarist in a CEO-filled rock band". Los Angeles Times. 2018-04-28. Retrieved 2020-01-17.

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