Thomas Shambler joins Esquire Middle East

Esquire Middle East, part of ITP Media Group has appointed Thomas Shambler to the role of Digital Director starting September 2017. Thomas brings with him a wealth of experience in journalism and has worked across ITP Media Group’s publications including The Rake as Editor-in-Chief, Revolution as Managing Editor and is currently with CEO Middle East as Editor-in-Chief. In his new role, he will work across the digital content of Esquire Middle East and develop strategies for the growth of its digital platform across the region.

Edward Attwood joins ARADA

ARADA, a partnership enterprise of KBW Investments and Basma Group has appointed Edward Attwood to the role of Chief Communications Officer (CCO). Edward previously worked with Global Insight as Editor and most recently with ITP Media Group’s Arabian Business as Group Editor, where he oversaw the magazine’s digital and print platforms. He also managed and worked across ITP’s executive titles such as CEO Middle East, Arabian Business StartUp and Arabian Business Qatar. In his new role, he will oversee all the public relations, marketing and digital comminqué schema for developers in the UAE as well as relay all the company’s aims, initiatives and progress to stakeholders and partners. His focus will also include ensuring the company’s brand and messaging are in-line with the directives of ARADA’s Chairman, HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi and Vice Chairman HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal.

“I’m really excited to be joining ARADA just as the company begins its journey to establish itself as one of the Gulf’s most prominent developers,” says Edward. “I look forward to working closely with ARADA’s executive team and other stakeholders as the firm delivers on its promise to build modern projects in the UAE.”

Neil King joins Gulf Business

Motivate Publishing has welcomed Neil King to the role of Editor at Gulf Business. With over 10 years of experience in journalism, Neil most recently worked at ITP Publishing as Editor of CEO Middle East and Arabian Business StartUp. In his new role he will oversee the monthly magazine, as well as online content for
“Motivate’s stellar reputation precedes it, so it’s a privilege to join the company as Editor of Gulf Business,” says Neil. “I’ve joined a very talented team and I’m excited about the ambitious plans we all have for the magazine and the website in the coming weeks, months and years.”