CNN Business Arabic has appointed veteran journalist Maher Chmaytelli as its editor-in-chief.
John Benny of The National News writes, “Chmaytelli, who has more than 25 years of experience in journalism, joins CNN Business Arabic from Thomson Reuters, where he was the head of the Middle East and North Africa breaking news hub.
“CNN Business Arabic, a new partnership between International Media Investments (IMI) and CNN International Commercial, is set to launch at the end of 2022.
“Mr Chmaytelli’s appointment is part of IMI’s strategy to hire experienced journalists in preparation for the launch of the platform. The company aims to position the new venture as the most comprehensive source of business, finance and economic news in Arabic across the region and beyond.
“Before joining Thomson Reuters as Iraq Bureau Chief in 2015, Mr Chmaytelli worked with Bloomberg from 2009-2014 and helped the media group set up a regional hub in Dubai.”
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