The World Media Group announces the appointment of its Non-Executive Chair, Alex Altman, President, Global Client Operations at Wavemaker

January 21, 2019

The World Media Group are pleased to welcome Alex Altman, President, Global Client Operations of Wavemaker as the first Non-Executive Chair, commencing January 2019.

This is an exciting new step for the group which also sees Alexandra Delamain, Senior Vice President, Head of Client Services, EMEA, The Economist as our new World Media Group President, with Damian Douglas, European Sales Director, Bloomberg Media and Kali Palmer, Marketing Director EMEA, Dow Jones as our new Vice Presidents for 2019 (Kali Palmer is currently on maternity leave).

‘The World Media Group (WMG) is a strategic alliance of the world’s leading media brands who are committed to promoting award winning journalism and the role of international media. Over recent years the essential role the group to promote the role of credible trustworthy journalism has never been so important. The WMG has grown and evolved to meet these challenges and the appointment of Alex Altman to this new role is to challenge the group to be more innovative and ambitious in our approach. I am really looking forward to working with Alex over the next year’ Alexandra Delamain, Senior Vice President, Head of Client Services, EMEA, The Economist and President of the World Media Group.

‘I have seen the World Media Group evolve over the last couple of years and what they have achieved has been fantastic. From the regular thought leadership sessions to the annual awards, the group is going from strength to strength. I look forward to working with the entire team to help stretch their horizons so we can make an even greater contribution to the industry we seek to represent’ Alex Altman, President, Global Client Operations of Wavemaker and Chair of the World Media Group.

The World Media Group has an active programme for 2019, the first event on February 26th is a Journalism 2020 Breakfast Briefing which looks at the core issues facing journalism, freedom of speech, fake news and developing a new publishing model. To see the full calendar events and to book a place go to

World Media Awards – This year sees the World Media Group hosting the independent World Media Awards for the fourth time. These are the only awards that celebrate excellence and effectiveness in cross-platform, cross-border, content-driven advertising – and the organisers are particularly keen to receive more entries from around the world this year and so ensure a truly global celebration of international content marketing. Entry to the World Media Awards is free and online at – with a fast-approaching deadline of 7th February 2019.

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