Fida Chaaban is the Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Middle East
magazine. In this role, she is exposed to some of the greatest minds of business spanning a variety of sectors and disciplines. She also contributes to various other print and web mediums; cultivating a varied portfolio of writing that includes opinion-based editorial, essay-style first person pieces drawing on personal experience, and interview-based profiles. Having launched several publications from the ground up, Fida is considered a highly effective communicator with a tendency to apply hands-on leadership tactics. A big believer in the MENA region’s respective entrepreneurial ecosystems, Fida endeavors to use both print and web mediums to positively encourage development in commercial spaces and across industries. A regular participant in events centered around professional development, Fida champions frank discourse and an interactive talk-back format whenever possible, and finds it to be both a helpful and engaging method of growth for participants and audience-members alike. Based in Dubai, UAE, she is a social media enthusiast and sees it as the medium of today’s effective enterprises. Share your opinions with her on Twitter @Fida
Guest Interview Host: Sara Hamdan : an award-winning writer who has resided in Dubai for over a decade, writing regularly for The New York Times, monthly columns for Stylist, and pieces for Fortune, Rolling Stone, Variety and CNN. She mainly writes about culture, beauty & fashion, travel, lifestyle, entrepreneurship and business. She speaks four languages and is a Columbia and Berkeley graduate. She is working on her own fashion startup at the moment - stay tuned. You can find out more about Sara here: www.sarahamdan.com and follow her on Twitter @sarahamdan or on Instagram @sarahamdanaw.