Instinctif Partners Middle East makes new appointments

International business communications consultancy, Instinctif Partners Middle East has made new appointments following its expansion. Rima Ali will take on the role of Senior Consultant having most recently worked with Hanover Middle East across clients such as Du, S&P Global and Dar Properties. In her new role, she will deliver strategic advice, manage content generation and provide media training for Instinctif Partners’ client network across the Middle East.

Also joining the team are Aashti Bawa and Rami Fahmi as Consultants. Aashti most recently worked with FTI Consulting, where she worked across a multifaceted communications offering for clients such as Bloomberg and Takaful Emarat. Rami, also worked with FTI Consulting, where he supported clients such as Manazel Real Estate and CFA Institute with corporate and financial services. In their new roles, they will work across Instinctif Partners’ portfolio of clients and manage the content as well as the media relations for the regional and international press.

“We’re proud of our achievements in 2017, having built a first-class client portfolio, for which we delivered exceptional results,” says Samantha Bartel, Managing Partner, Instinctif Partners Middle East. “We’re looking ahead to 2018 with a strong new business pipeline and a number of important and exciting projects planned for our existing clients. This is the perfect moment to grow and diversify our team, so we’re very pleased to welcome Rima, Aashti and Rami on board.”

Ahlan! welcomes Andre Neveling

Ahlan! magazine, part of ITP Media Group, has appointed Andre Neveling to the role of Editor. With over ten years of regional and international experience in the media industry, Andre previously worked in South Africa with Media24 and in the UK with Northern and Shell Media Group, before joining ITP Media Group in 2015, where he worked as Online Editor of Ahlan! and then Editor of Time Out Abu Dhabi. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing the magazine and its website as well as leading news, interviewing celebrities for features and deciding on cover lines on a weekly basis.

Sarah Williams joins La Femme

La Femme has welcomed Sarah Williams to the role of Deputy Editor. With over seven years of experience, Sarah has previously worked with publications including; Hotelier, Caterer Middle East and, most recently, Bloomberg Businessweek. In her new role, she will be working on leading content creation, writing and editorial direction for the magazine, with the aim of creating features that show what fashion can achieve.

“I chose to join La Femme because I love the work ethic and attitude of Cindy Bailey, Pinpoint Media Group’s Group Editor, as well as the magazine’s aesthetic – there isn’t anything as high fashion and beautifully produced in the GCC as La Femme,” says Sarah. “I’m looking forward to the creative freedom of the role and bringing my Los Angeles experience to a Dubai magazine.”