ITP Media Group has promoted Claudia de Brito to the role of Editor of F&B management title, Caterer Middle East. Previously Group Deputy Editor of Etihad Airways’ inflight magazine, Claudia will now oversee and generate editorial content for the monthly publication as well as contribute to the publishing house’s dedicated hospitality industry web portal, www.hoteliermiddleeast.com.
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.”
Dubai-based strategic corporate communications consultancy, In2 Consulting has welcomed Louise Oakley to the role of Director of PR. A journalist for over a decade working on titles such as Hotelier Middle East and Caterer Middle East at ITP Publishing, Louise was most recently Director of Marketing and Sales for the Jumeirah Group, where she was responsible for the marketing, PR and digital strategy for a portfolio of 40 F&B outlets.
In her new role, Louise will support Managing Partner Anne Bleeker and the team with PR strategy and planning, account management, business development, media relations and content development for the agency’s hospitality PR accounts.
“At In2 Consulting, every client works with the Partners and Directors of the business and I love this personalised, collaborative approach,” says Louise. “I’m looking forward to creating exciting campaigns for our clients.”
Anne adds “Louise’s experience means she is uniquely placed to deliver a results-driven PR strategy for hotel, F&B and travel clients and create stories that cut through the clutter in today’s media. We’re delighted to welcome her to our talented team as we focus on growth in 2016.”
Penelope Walsh has been appointed as the Online Editor for Hotelier, Caterer and Arabian Travel News magazines. Previously Eating Out Editor for Time Out Dubai for the last three and a half years, Penelope will continue to cover restaurant, bar, hotel and travel news across the region more in depth and with industry-relevant perspective.
She will focus on new openings of hotels and restaurants, industry appointments, new hotel and F&B operational features and relevant on-trade developments.
Shaheen Nouman has joined ITP Publishing’s Hospitality Group as Staff Writer. Most recently, Shaheen assisted the team on Ahlan! Arabia, and prior to this held a role in marketing and communications with Dubai-based, high-fashion retailer ValleyDez. Shaheen is also a Founding Member of fashion, lifestyle and fitness blog Cherry Cross. In her new role, Shaheen will produce content – both in print and online – across the Hospitality Group’s titles which include Hotelier Middle East, Caterer Middle East and Arabian Travel News. In addition to this, Shaheen will participate in the organisation and execution of various events and conferences held by the Hospitality Group throughout the year.