Chu begins her work with the company in September.
She arrives at Conde Nast as the company plans its next phase of expansion, which she will lead. CNE produces more than 4,000 videos a year across all digital, social and OTT platforms, along with feature film and television series.
It is also home to the newly launched brand studios for The New Yorker, Wired, GQ, Vogue and Vanity Fair. Its content averages over a billion views a month globally. The division has produced TV series for Netflix, Vice TV, Investigation Discovery and Amazon, among others.
The planned expansion is part of Conde Nast global growth strategy.
“Storytelling has the ability to move people, provoke conversation and indelibly impact our culture on a global scale, which creates a responsibility that is particularly pivotal today,” stated Chu. “The premium brands of Condé Nast have always inspired me, allowing me access to new vantage points and a vision of what is possible. I’m excited to work with Roger, the editors, and the great teams to continue building on the company’s incredible legacy, and expanding its remarkable content across all platforms.”
Chu will report to Conde Nast CEO Roger Lynch.
During her time at the Walt Disney Company, Chu led the development and launch of Disney+, partnering with The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and National Geographic, among others. She commissioned a portfolio of exclusive feature, scripted, unscripted and animated content for the platform.
Chu spent 12 years with Disney, joining in 2008; she has served in roles at Walt Disney Imagineering and for Bob Iger. She began at Disney-ABC Television Group working across digital short-form development and production and eventually for current and daytime programming at ABC Entertainment. She has also work in documentary production.
“Agnes is a rare creative executive that can harness both vision and operational expertise to produce culture-defining content and audience experiences,” stated Lynch. "Her leadership was instrumental to the success of one of the largest media launches in the last decade, and we are thrilled for her to join us and help drive the continued growth of our brands and audience through the power of video storytelling.”