Celebrating 200 issues articles

A letter to Gracy

A letter to Gracy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dear Gracy, Over the past few years, Executive has dedicated considerable editorial efforts to identifying entrepreneurs running young businesses that deserve attention. In particular, we have strived to highlight the exceptional but often under-appreciated work of Lebanese business women. Finding and acknowledging these people has been one of the most rewarding tasks for us as

Snapshots of a world in turmoil

Reading Time: < 1 minute From the mountains of Afghanistan to the battlefields of Syria and the refugee camps of Lebanon, Executive’s photojournalists have covered some of the most pressing stories of our time through their camera lenses. As part of our special 200 issues feature, Executive provides our readers with a selection of the most powerful images our photojournalists have captured over the years.

The regional touch

Reading Time: 3 minutes The story of Executive’s first 200 issues would be incomplete without the regional angle. While the magazine was conceived with a clear focus on the economic development of its home country, the fortunes of the Lebanese are entwined with many host countries. The notion of expanding into a regional business publication was compelled by relational,

A two-way street

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the age of digital media Executive continues to circulate a print magazine to subscribers and newsstands every month. The reason why is straightforward: our readers still demand a physical copy of the magazine in supplement to our online content. And it is they who motivate us to deliver the best, most impactful, quality journalism.

The business team: a question of balance

Reading Time: 6 minutes According to centuries-old journalistic orthodoxy, writers and editors live on one side of an impenetrable barrier while advertising sales and marketing staff live on the other. Hungarian-American media figure Joseph Pulitzer – the namesake of the world’s best-known prize for journalism – is credited with saying that commercial success is good for a newspaper’s “moral

On the road to Oz

Reading Time: 3 minutes Anniversaries are about celebration but they should also be a time for reflection on the good, the bad and the ugly. This issue is filled with the good, including deserved tributes and acknowledgment of the work that Executive has done and continues to do. The bad and ugly, however, have been our approach to the

Intelligent designs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regular readers of the magazine will notice something’s different. Cleaner. Crisper. We’ve tweaked our layout, and matte paper is back for the first time since 2004. It’s a slightly new look, but we’re keeping some basic elements that define our identity. We’re a business publication. And a serious one. We write three-course meals, not light

“The new Arab World”

Reading Time: 3 minutes “There is no going back,” began the cover story for Executive’s March 2011 issue. “Recent months have severed the future from past precedent and brought about a fundamental shift in the Arab paradigm.” When we published those words, uprisings had just begun to sweep country after country across the Arab World. In response, global media

Selling a dream

Reading Time: 6 minutes Executive magazine was born during a boom. The Lebanese Civil War had been over for a few years and the Lebanese were high on optimism, eyes alight with opportunity. Many – like the very founders of this magazine – were returning to their homeland to invest, build and create the Lebanon of their dreams. Those

Steering through stormy times

Reading Time: 4 minutes I was appointed Editor of Executive in the late summer of 2002. I’d been a freelancer with the magazine for just over six months, but had been out of journalism for nearly two years. My metaphorical footprints in the sand were in danger of being washed away and I needed to get back into a