Aby Thomas has joined BNC Publishing as Managing Editor of Entrepreneur Middle East. Aby joins the team from ITP Publishing, where he was previously Editor of Facilities Management Middle East, and prior to this was a freelance journalist based in New York. As the new Managing Editor, Aby will liaise with the publication’s Editor-in-Chief, Fida Chabaan, to develop business-relevant content which engages readers across print, web and social mediums. He will also directly manage the in-house columnists, and facilitate the BNC Publishing team’s professional development, as part of its staff retention and growth strategy.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Fida and her team at Entrepreneur Middle East,” says Aby. “I’ve been following its work over the past few months and I’ve been very impressed by what they’ve achieved, so I’m quite excited to have my name attached to the publication!”
Fida Chabaan, Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Middle East adds, “Appointing a Managing Editor for Entrepreneur Middle East was an arduous process. The right mix of dedication, skills and personality in a candidate for a senior-level position took me over six months to find. I was looking for a positive industry outlook, the willingness and ability to multitask effectively, and of course print, web and social media know-how. I consider Aby a valuable addition to the human capital of BNC Publishing.”