Segal to retire from Rogers Media

Brian Segal, president and CEO of Rogers Publishing, has announced he will retire at the end of August.

Brian Segal is retiring from his post as president and CEO of Rogers Publishing at the end of August after 19 years with the company.

Keith Pelley, president of Rogers Media, made the announcement Friday in a memo to Rogers staff.

“Over the years, Brian led in a manner that attracted the best and brightest in the industry into our business and gave them the space and opportunities to do what they do best,” said Pelley. “He is leaving the leadership of Publishing in the hands of a fantastic senior team.”

Segal joined the company as publisher of Maclean’s in 1992 and became the CEO of Rogers Publishing Limited in 1999. Under Segal’s leadership, Rogers Publishing introduced titles such as LouLou and Hello Canada. He also oversaw the integration of Maclean Hunter’s magazines into Rogers after its hostile takeover bid in 1994.

He was also instrumental in bringing Publishing’s consumer and business-to-business brands into the digital age, said Pelley, “overseeing the launch of our properties’ websites and acquiring new digital properties to bring into our business.”

Segal has also played an active role in the industry as a whole, through organizations like the Audit Bureau of Circulations and the Print Measurement Bureau. He was also central in establishing Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers Leadership Centre.

Rogers has made no official announcement regarding Segal’s replacement.

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