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ABOUT US

With a history of firsts.
We are building a future of firsts.

From inception to the present day, we pride ourselves in being pioneers

From inception to the present day, we pride ourselves in being pioneers

Our Arabic dailies were the first to offer the world a perspective rooted in and informed by our region. We launched Saudi Arabia’s first ever English newspaper, we were the first to launch a pan-Arab women’s weekly, and the first in the region to print newspapers in colour. 
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With many other firsts along our journey, we now aim to be at the forefront of a new media landscape. From in-the-moment content to news channels, apps and digital platforms, we are accelerating towards the future. We’re harnessing the best human talent, data, insights, and technology to build smarter, more meaningful ways to connect with a mass audience. 

SRMG in Numbers

1972

Established

+ 2000

Employees

18

Offices

11

Countries

+ 38

Nationalities

4

Continents

+ 30

Titles

+ 25

Websites

165 m

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Our History

  • 1972

    Saudi Research and Publishing company is established in 1972

  • 1975

    Launch of Arab News, Saudi Arabia's first English-language newspaper, with the first issue published on 20 April 1975

  • 1978

    Alsharq al Awsat, an Arabic international newspaper launched in London on 4 July 1978

  • 1980

    Almajallah: One of the leading political affairs magazines of the Arab World. Issued in London 1980

  • 1981

    Sayyidati, the first and only pan-Arab women weekly. First published in London in 1981

  • 1983

    Establishment of Saudi Distribution Co.

  • 1987

    Establishment of Saudi Research and Media Group

  • 1987

    Launch of Bassim Weekly Kids Magazine

  • 1987

    AlRiyadiyah provides daily coverage on local, regional and international sporting events. Launched in Riyadh in January 1987

  • 1990

    Al-Khaleejiah ِfor Advertising and Public Relations, established in Riyadh & Dubai in 1990

  • 1992

    Launch of Al-Eqtisadiyya, first daily newspaper dedicated to economic and business news - First issue published in Riyadh in December 1992

  • 1992

    Launch of Arrajol, Arabic men's lifestyle magazine. Released in May 1992 in Riyadh

  • 1992

    First issue of Hia, an Arabic monthly women's magazine, released in 1992

  • 1994

    Launch of Urdu News, independent newspaper with focus on Pakistan

  • 1994

    AlJamila is an Arabic monthly women's magazine covering news on beauty and health. Launched in London in 1994

  • 1994

    Malayalm news daily is the first Malayalam language daily newspaper launched by an Arab media company

  • 1994

    SSPC Saudi Specialized Publishing Company founded in Riyadh

  • 1994

    Establishment of Saudi Printing and Packaging Co.

  • 1998

    Establishment of Arab Media Company

  • 2006

    SRMG goes public with IPO (Initial Public Offering)

  • 2006

    SRMG acquires Hala Printing Press

  • 2007

    In 2007, SPPC went public with an IPO

  • 2010

    Is an American, luxury-lifestyle magazine. The first issue of Robb Report Arabia was issued in Saudi Arabia in January 2010

  • 2017

    Agreement to launch a partnership between SRMG and Bloomberg

  • 2017

    SRMG acquires 51% stake in Argaam in October 2017

  • 2019

    In January 2019, Independent Arabia, Urdu, Persian & Turkish was launched in London by SRMG

  • 2020

    Launch of of DirectionsKSA

  • 2020

    The launch of Asharq News and Asharq Business with Bloomberg

  • 2021

    SRMG new brand and strategy launched

  • 2021

    launched Manga Arabia to create original and authentic Arabic content rooted in our culture and values

  • 2021

    We acquired a 51% stake in Arabic podcast platform Thmanyah as part of our new digital-first growth strategy

  • 2021

    We expanded into publishing with the launch of Raff Publishing

Meet the people who drive the business forward

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Eng. Abdulrahman Ibrahim Al-Ruwaita

Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2018

Mr. Majed bin Abdulrahman Al-Issa

Vice Chairman of the Board at SRMG.

Ms. Jomana Rashed AlRashid

Board member and Chief Executive Officer at SRMG

Dr. Abdul Aziz Hamad Al-Fahd

Board member

Mr. Mohiddin Saleh Kamel

Board Member

Mr. Adel Marzouk Al-Nasser

Board Member

Dr. Turki Omar Buqshan

Board Member

H.E. Dr. Adel Zaid Al-Toraifi

Board Member

Eng. Moussa Omran Al-Omran

Board Member

Eng. Abdullah Suleiman Al-Rubaian

Board Member

Mr. Hamad Saud Al-Omar

Board Member

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Ms. Jomana Rashed AlRashid

Ms. Jomana Rashed AlRashid

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Saleh bin Hussain Aldowais

Mr. Saleh bin Hussain Aldowais

Chief Operation Officer

Mr. Bassil bin Abdullah Al Mouallimi

Mr. Bassil bin Abdullah Al Mouallimi

Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Mohammed Abdul Fattah Nazer

Mr. Mohammed Abdul Fattah Nazer

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Carl Hixson

Mr. Carl Hixson

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Fahad Albahiti

Mr. Fahad Albahiti

Chief Marketing Officer 

Mr. Thomas Khoury

Mr. Thomas Khoury

Chief Revenue Officer

Mr. Wael bin Fayez Al Faqir

Mr. Wael bin Fayez Al Faqir

Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Fadi A. Mroue

Mr. Fadi A. Mroue

Chief Creative Officer & Managing Director of SRMG Labs

Ms.Haifa bint Abdulrahman Al-Jedea

Ms.Haifa bint Abdulrahman Al-Jedea

SRMG Think Managing Director