Riyadh– Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) Chairman Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan issued a decision to assign Lebanese journalist Ghassan Charbel as the editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper effective Nov. 24, 2016.
“The appointment complies with the future vision of the Saudi group to enable the best media leaders help improve all publications and lead them,” he said.
The prince added that Charbel is a renowned name in journalism and cultural arena and has an exceptional experience which he gained over the course of his long career in journalism.
“We thank former Editor-in-Chief Salman al-Dossary for all his exceptional efforts during the last period, and he will continue as a columnist at Asharq Al-Awsat,” concluded Prince Badr.
Charbel was head of the political section at Asharq Al-Awsat before moving to work at al-Hayat’s Al-Wasat magazine. He later became editor-in-chief of the magazine, and then assistant editor-in-chief of al-Hayat, and finally its editor-in-chief in 2004.