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Jomana Al-Rashed

Jomana Al-Rashed
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Updated 11 November 2021

Jomana Al-Rashed

Jomana Al-Rashed

Current occupation: CEO of Saudi Research and Media Group (SRMG)

Former employers: Al Riyadh Newspaper, Arab News, Saudi Embassy in London

Education: SOAS University, City University of London. 

Nationality: Saudi Arabian

Jomana Al-Rashed is the first Saudi Arabian woman to be appointed CEO of the Saudi Research and Media Group, a Saudi Arabia-based integrated publishing company that distributes various publications, including Asharq Al-Awsat and Arab News. 

Previously a media adviser and communications director, Al-Rashed received her master’s degree in international journalism from City University in London. 

Recently, Al-Rashed announced the launch of various new SRMG products, most notably the Arab world’s first Arabic-language manga magazine for both adults and children. 

Under Al-Rashed’s auspices, the SRMG launched the “By women, for all” initiative on International Women’s Day whereby an all-women team of journalists and media practitioners takes over editorial content and press coverage for the day, including special interviews, op-eds and dedicated articles. The initiative was launched across all SRMG subsidiary newspapers, including Arab News, Asharq Al-Awsat, Sayidaty and Hia magazines. 

Al-Rashed is currently undertaking a digital transformation of the SRMG in alignment with Vision 2030.

Jomana Al Rashed during the launch of Asharq Bloomberg Businessweek. (Arab News)

Jomana Al Rashed receiving an award during her time with Al Riyadh Newspaper. (Al Riyadh)

Jomana Al Rashed signing the Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Education. (Arab News)

Jomana Al Rashed signing the Memorandum of Understanding of Thamanyia. (Arab News)