Pinpoint Media Group welcomes Hershey Pascual

Dubai-based media company, Pinpoint Media Group has appointed Hershey Pascual to the role of Digital Editor. With over 18 years of experience in journalism, Hershey previously worked with Forbes Middle East as Senior Editor and most recently with Adam&Eve magazine as Online Content Editor. In her new role, she will work on Pinpoint Media Group’s digital platform across LaFemme, Good Taste, Luxury SQFT and Debonair magazines.

Forbes to host The Top Companies in the Arab World 2016

Forbes Middle East is set to host the fourth annual The Top Companies in the Arab World 2016 event, in Kuwait on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016. Attended by heads of companies who have helped to make the Middle East a major investment attraction, as well as Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs of Kuwait, the top 100 companies will be ranked based on four metrics – sales, net profits, assets and market value. The Top Companies in the Arab World will also be celebrating the successes of prominent Kuwaiti companies and leaders.

Forbes Middle East will be collaborating with partners for the event including; Stallion Group, Al Tayyar Travel Group and Alanba newspaper.

Sharjah forms Strategic Partnerships

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has forged a number of partnerships in order to draw attention to the cultural enrichment of Sharjah. Through these partnerships, SCCI will collaborate with Twitter, Forbes Middle East, Brag Events and Careem in order to raise awareness of the Emirate as a destination for entrepreneurs as well as established businesses.

“Sharjah’s strength has always come from the people who share a love for the city, so it’s only natural that we continue to encourage business opportunities and economic growth as we strive to build the next entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Emirate,” says Sara Al Madani, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board Member and Member of the ShjSeen Board of Trustees. “This is the first time a Government organisation in Sharjah has partnered with a company like Twitter. Having the best online engagement ranks high on our strategy and our partnerships with Twitter, Careem, Brag and Forbes will give us the means to share with the world what Sharjah fans already know.”

Kinda Ibrahim, Director of Media Partnerships, Twitter, adds “We are excited to work with the Chamber of Commerce to leverage Twitter’s real time, conversational and public network. This partnership will help the Chamber of Commerce connect with people in the UAE and across the world, as well as highlight Sharjah as a centre of excellence for business in the UAE.”

Forbes Middle East welcomes Yasmin Al Heialy

Yasmin Al Heialy has joined Forbes Middle East as a Reporter. A recent Graduate in French Literature and Media, Yasmin previously worked as a Journalist for AME info at Mediaquest, where she prepared reports on business-related projects. As a Reporter at Forbes Middle East, she will be working across the monthly print magazine as well as the publication’s website, where she will be covering breaking news relevant to high-level company executives and investors.

Forbes is simply great and I am very proud to have joined their family,” says Yasmin. “Everyone in the team is friendly and outgoing – just the kind of coworkers you want to work with. I’m joining Forbes Middle East with a lot of excitement, ambition and new ideas. I look forward to learning more and growing in the company.”

Nashwa Al Ruwaini named in Forbes Middle East

Nashwa Al Ruwaini, CEO of Pyramedia Production Company, has been named on Forbes Middle East magazine’s list of Most Powerful Arab Women 2015. As 23rd on the list of 200, Nashwa is the first figure from the media industry to be included.The award was presented as part of a ceremony held at the Oberoi, Dubai, to recognise the achievements of women in business and government. Other women recognised include Mona Almoayyed, Managing Director of YK Almoayyed & Sons, Bahrain; Amna BinHendi, Deputy Chair, BinHendi Group UAE and Shaikha Al Maskari, Chair, Al Maskari Holdings, UAE.

“The magazine is pleased to announce its highly anticipated list of the Most Powerful Arab Woman for the third consecutive year,” says Khuloud Al Omian, Editor-In-Chief, Forbes Middle East. “This award stems from Forbes’s vision to recognise the success and achievements of Arab women across all sectors, particularly those ladies with unlimited capacities, innovation and creativity, who take appropriate decisions and contribute to support the Arab region’s economy.”

Nashwa adds “This recognition is of a special kind because it was issued by a renowned and leading specialised publication. It highlights the active and successful role of women in all sectors of business, recognising the most influential and accomplished female figures in several industry sectors that remained male-dominated for decades.”

Forbes Middle East welcomes Senior Editor

Hershey Pascual has joined Forbes Middle East as Senior Editor, a role in which she will edit bimonthly special editions of the magazine and write reports for main issues. Hershey will focus on health and beauty, luxury fashion, real estate, tourism, investments, aviation, super cars, technology and SME.

With 14 years experience in lifestyle, travel, fashion, health and beauty journalism, Hershey has worked across some of the UK’s most respected publications including OK! Magazine, Sunday Times Style, Elle magazine and The Harrods Magazine. Hershey also has her own online luxury handbag company,, which she launched in October 2014.

“I’m delighted to be working for one of the leading magazines in the world,” says Hershey. “I look forward to editing the special editions of Forbes Middle East that will focus on a range of particular, informative topics.”

Helen Morrogh joins Forbes ME

Helen Morrogh has joined Forbes Middle East as Features Editor. Helen’s most recent position was as Chief Correspondent for content marketing company Switch Media in the UAE, and her new role will involve covering business, travel, culture and current affairs features.

“I’m delighted to be joining the team at Forbes Middle East,” says Helen. “To be part of such a high profile global name and writing about a region that I love is a fantastic opportunity. I can’t wait to see what my future at Forbes Middle East holds; I know it will be an exciting and enriching one.”

Forbes ME to celebrate Global Meets Local study

Forbes Middle East is to hold a grand celebration party tomorrow evening to recognise the significant impact made by the MENA region’s leading executives, which is revealed in its “Global Meets Local” study of the talent leading the MENA operations of some of the most renowned global corporations. The study includes the top 100 CEOs, directors and executive management driving the regional success of global corporations with established bases in the Middle East and North Africa.

“This study honours the region’s impressive talent pool heading up the MENA operations of global corporate powerhouses,” says Forbes Middle East’s Editor-in-Chief, Khuloud Al Omian. “These individuals and the companies that they are driving into the future are playing a vital role, not only in ensuring the success of their corporations, but that of their national and regional economies too.”

With the prestigious FORBES Global 2000 — a ranking of the biggest, most powerful, and most valuable publicly listed companies in the world — as a basis for research, the findings of Forbes Middle East’s innovative study highlight the significance of the MENA region and its top executives on the global corporate stage. The study culminates in a ranking of the top 100 MENA-based business leaders and executives at the helm of their companies. Complementing the ranking is a stellar lineup of 20 well-established professionals who, although yet to complete 12 months in their roles, boast impressive track records in their respective industries.