SRMG accelerates its growth and transformation strategy

SRMG, the largest integrated media group from the region, has announced operational changes with the launch of a new exclusively digital approach for Arriyadiyah, AlEqtisadiah and Malayalam News.

It has also announced the appointment of several new editors-in-chief, deputy editors-in-chief, and assistant editors-in-chief.

This announcement aligns with SRMG’s digital transformation, growth and expansion strategy, demonstrating the group’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of journalists and media professionals to meet the demands of audiences worldwide.  

These developments will help it’s operational efficiency and support the production of innovative digital products across audio, video and written formats, which in turn will create new and diverse content offerings and marketing opportunities for advertisers across its digital platforms.

SRMG has also announced several appointments including:

Ibrahim Hamidi as Editor-in-Chief of Al Majalla, the region’s leading current and political affairs magazine. With more than 22-years of experience, he has held various editorial positions at Al-Hayat Newspaper, including Director of the publication’s office in Damascus. 

Fahim Al-Hamid as the General Supervisor of Editorial Affairs for Malayalam News, Urdu News and Independent Urdu. With over three decades of experience in political journalism, Al-Hamid has actively covered Middle East and South Asian affairs, engaging with several political leaders and other prominent international figures.

Mohammed Al-Bishi as Acting Editor-in-Chief of AlEqtisadiah, in addition to maintaining his current role as Managing Editor of Asharq Business with Bloomberg in Saudi Arabia. 

Mohamed Hani as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Asharq Al-Awsat, the leading globla Pan-Arab newspaper. Hani brings a wealth of experience, having served in various editorial positions at Al-Hayat and currently at Asharq Al-Awsat. 

Zaid bin Kami as a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Asharq Al-Awsat. He previously served as Assistant Editor-in-Chief of AlEqtisadiah and Director of Economic News at Asharq Al-Awsat. 

Nour Nuqli as a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Arab News, having progressed through various editorial assignments. Notably, Nuqli played a significant role in the launch of the digital version of Arab News in French in 2020.

May AlSharif as Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Independent Arabia, having held several editorial positions within the publication, including her most recent role as supervising manager of the Riyadh office. 

Jomana R. Alrashid, CEO of SRMG, said: “We are proud of SRMG’s achievements over the past three years since launching our ambitious growth and transformation strategy. This strategy was developed to address growing audience demand for accurate, in-depth, credible and high-quality content, and our investments aim to further cement the Group’s rich journalistic history through modern, innovative products and services.”

Alrashid highlighted that the group’s growth and expansion strategy is “focused on maintaining our leading role at the forefront of the regional media landscape and reaffirming our commitment to meet the needs of our diverse audiences, utilising innovative digital platforms.”