Swiss Media Group closes

Swiss Media Group is to cease its operations, after 12 years of publishing in the UAE. Founded in 2004, Swiss Media Group was formed by an experienced publishing and editorial team from Switzerland and the UK. The group’s portfolio of magazines included EquestrioPrestige and the recently re-vamped SWR. The publishing group has cited the evolution of the publishing world as the reason behind its closure.

“There are no words to describe the gratitude we feel towards our clients, partners and suppliers, ever single one of whom helped not only to make our journey possible, but also to make it thoroughly enjoyable,” says Michael Lahyani, Publisher and CEO, Swiss Media Group. “We look forward to seeing you again on the polo fields or at the next watch fair and for now wish you a continued success.”

Swiss Media Group welcomes new Senior Editor

Rania Habib has joined Swiss Media Group as Senior Editor. Formerly Assistant Editor at Canvas Magazine, Rania has over 10 years of experience in journalism and has most recently written for publications including Brownbook, Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia and Selections while working freelance. As Senior Editor, she will be working on all three of Swiss Media Group’s flagship titles; Prestige, Stuff Worth Reading (SWR) and Equestrio. Rania will also be working on contract publishing projects for the company.

“This is an exciting time to join the Swiss Media Group, and I am looking forward to working on its varied portfolio of print titles, as well as their digital offerings,” says Rania.