Biography of Etienne Uzac

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Etienne Uzac is a successful entrepreneur with years of experience in print and digital media and solid skills for handling business on a global scale. His globetrotting began when he moved from his birthplace of Santiago, Chile, to South America and France. He attended his first two years of college in France at College Stanislas Paris, then moved on to The London School of Economics and Political Science to finish his education.

Shortly after graduating from the London School of Economics, Etienne noticed that there needed to be more business media coverage of the BRIC economies. He sensed an opportunity to fill this void. In 2006, Etienne and his business partner Johnathan Davis founded the International Business Times (IBT) digital media company and began providing business news coverage to under-served countries.


IBT quickly gained traction and eventually grew to cover economic news in multiple countries and maintain editions for five countries along with an international edition. Etienne's biggest coup came in 2013 when the opportunity to buy Newsweek magazine and return it to its former glory. The news took the publishing world by storm, mainly due to the fact that a tiny publishing company bought a legacy magazine, but things didn't end there. Etienne and his business partners initially brought Newsweek back to its digital domain but also resumed publishing its print edition. The magazine, which had been absent from the magazine shelves, returned to take its place among other respected titles. In 2018, Etienne stepped down from his chairman position at Newsweek and returned to his duties as CEO of IBT. He's been working in that position since then and has plans to continue doing so for the long term.

Current Role & Duties Etienne Uzac is the CEO of IBT Media and has been working in that role since founding the company in 2006. He's spent the last 17 years building IBT into a highly respected business journal and is focused on maintaining the company's position as a leading source of international business news.

Accomplishments Etienne has two astounding accomplishments to his name. Founding a successful online business journal and restoring a well-regarded magazine title to its former glory are significant achievements. He's highly capable of focusing on big projects and managing all aspects of their operation without losing track of all the small details.

International Business Times International Business Times started as a simple website but quickly grew into a publisher delivering news beyond popular headlines. Its primary focus is on business, but it also publishes articles related to major and minor news stories from around the globe. IBT is respected for its quality journalism and straightforward commentary on various topics and is known for delivering business news that other news outlets don't cover. IBT and its journalists have won numerous awards since its founding in 2006. IBT is a forward-looking website that keeps track of the changes in corporate culture, shifts in how management and labor interact, and the evolution of business as it responds to various pressures. Almost every known aspect of the business is covered, along with up-to-date financial news. It also keeps up with the latest world news, reports on sports worldwide, and shares lighthearted stories to balance everything. The publication has seen incredible growth since its founding, going from a single-sheet website to a multimedia company with a digital print edition and a video platform that creates content for business owners and executives alike. It also features a B2B service to help businesses learn more


about potential vendors and make better decisions about who they buy from. IBT is looking to the future by expanding its operations, launching new national editions, and adding more products and information to help businesses perform at their best.

Newsweek Etienne's most proud of his success in restoring Newsweek to its position as a trusted source of news, insights, and thoughtful take on the news that happened. He applied his experience and knowledge of digital publishing to the website of the almost 100-year-old magazine title, then started printing it for the newsstands once again.


The challenge that Etienne and his team faced with bringing Newsweek back to life was that the magazine primarily focused on the week in review and featured long-form articles. It also looked forward, but in the internet age, information published in magazines quickly became old news. Etienne focused on the magazine's format of in-depth journalism to make it something people wanted to read, regardless of the publishing date and information within. The risk he took to relaunch Newsweek paid off handsomely. It attracted old and new readers alike, and consumers responded positively to its content to the point that they were willing to pay a high annual subscription fee. Etienne applied Newsweek's reputation for thoughtful journalism to its website, bringing almost 100 million unique viewers each month. He also upheld the publication's


ethos and commitment to quality content. He ultimately brought a magazine back to life that was once left for dead by significant players in the business world.

Personal Interests and Hobbies Etienne Uzac spends most of his time operating IBT and overseeing each of its outlets. It leaves him with little spare time for personal interests, but he's known to take vacations and travels to different destinations. He enjoys learning more about the culture of the countries he visits, which helps him be a better CEO of IBT with its multinational focus.


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