Tech publisher IDG has promoted U.S. CEO Bob Carrigan to CEO of IDG Communications Worldwide, a newly-created position.

In his expanded role, Carrigan will oversee IDG’s media operations in the U.S. and 84 additional countries worldwide, the company says.

According to IDG founder and chairman Patrick McGovern, the promotion will allow Carrigan to “speed the globalization of IDG’s brands and foster the sharing of best business practices among IDG’s media properties around the world.”

Carrigan, who joined IDG in 1987, had served as its U.S. CEO since 2005.

“This is an exciting time of transformation and experimentation in technology media,” Carrigan said in a statement.

IDG’s stable of titles includes CIO, Computerworld, CSO and Infoworld.