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.
APP Publishing has welcomed Anna Castan Tomas to the role of Fashion Editor for the APP Group. Previously Fashion and Beauty Editor for Ahlan! Arabia, part of ITP Publishing Group, as well as a Fashion Stylist, Anna has over eight years of experience in fashion and journalism. In her new role, she will be editing and contributing to a number of APP titles, including; Stylist Arabia,The Rake and Hello! Magazine.
GN Publishing has welcomed Esther Quek to the role of Editor-in-Chief for new, luxury fashion titles CitizenK Arabia and CitizenK Homme. With over ten years of media experience across the UAE, Asia and Australia, Esther will be leaving her role as Group Fashion Director at APP Gulf – where she has worked on The Rake, Revolution, Conde Nast Traveller, Stylist Arabia and the Hello! Group – to join GN Publishing. In her new role, she will be overseeing both print publications which are due to be launched later this month.
“It is my utmost honour to work with the visionary founder, Kappauf, together with his Paris team to launch CitizenK Arabia,” says Esther. “This exciting international brand will take our region’s talents to greater heights as together we create the most cutting-edge fashion and lifestyle publication in the Middle East.”
Kappauf, Founder, Editorial Director and Creative Director, CitizenK, adds “Esther’s reputation for cutting edge fashion and her role in the region’s style evolution, is one that we are happy to see on the future pages of CitizenK Arabia.”
Lyndsey Steven has been promoted to Associate Editor of the Emirates Woman Group, part of Motivate Publishing. Having joined the company a year ago, Lyndsey most recently held the position of Deputy Editor at Emirates Woman and will now utilise her 16 years of experience in the publishing and broadcasting sector in her new expanded role. Lyndsey has previously contributed to a spectrum of publications in the UAE including La Femme, The Rake, Indulge and The National, and will now be writing, editing and overseeing content for Emirates Woman, Emirates Woman Bride, Emirates Woman Mini and Harvey Nichols – Dubai magazines.
“My year at Motivate has flown by and I am looking forward to many more,” says Lyndsey. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Emirates Woman and it’s been wonderful working with such an accomplished and dedicated team.”