Architectural Digest ME appoints new Editor-in-Chief

Architectural Digest Middle East, part of APP Media Group has appointed Talib Choudhry to the role of Editor-in-Chief starting September 2017. With extensive knowledge in the magazine industry, Talib started out in the UK with ELLE’s features team and moved on to Sunday Times Style as Interior Editor. He also worked with Arena as Associate Editor and with ELLE Decoration as Deputy Editor, after which he most recently worked with Telegraph Media Group as Design and Interior Editor, and with ELLE Decoration as Editor-at-Large. In his new role, he will oversee all of Architectural Digest Middle East’s editorial content and contribute to its strategic development across the region.

“It is an honour to become part of the global Architectural Digest Middle East family and there has never been a better time to celebrate creative excellence in the Arab region,” says Talib. “The GCC is at the cutting edge of the international design scene and confidently establishing a unique visual signature, which Architectural Digest Middle East will showcase in suitably innovative ways, both in print and online.”

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.”