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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

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.

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

+ 1500

Employees

18

Offices

11

Countries

+ 20

Nationalities

4

Continents

+ 30

Titles

+ 30

Websites

165 m

Reach

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

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 Abdulrahman Al-Issa

Vice Chairman

Ms. Jomana Rashed AlRashid

Board member

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

Jomana Rashed AlRashid

Jomana Rashed AlRashid

Chief Executive Officer

Saleh Hussain Aldowais

Saleh Hussain Aldowais

Chief Operation Officer

Bassil Abdullah Al Mouallimi

Bassil Abdullah Al Mouallimi

Chief Strategy Officer

Mohammed Abdul Fattah Nazer

Mohammed Abdul Fattah Nazer

Chief Financial Officer

Carl Hixson

Carl Hixson

Chief Technology Officer

Thomas Khoury

Thomas Khoury

Chief Revenue Officer

Wael Fayez Al Faqir

Wael Fayez Al Faqir

Chief Legal Officer

Rakan Ali Alsharekh

Rakan Ali Alsharekh

Chief Human Resources Officer

Fadi A. Mroue

Fadi A. Mroue

SRMG Labs Managing Director

Haifa Abdulrahman Al-Jedea

Haifa Abdulrahman Al-Jedea

SRMG Think Managing Director