In 2006-7 I edited a magazine for the Almarai company in Riyadh - one of the most successful dairy producers in the Middle East.
Every month I would interview staff, write the stories, take the photos, and - after translation - lay out the 36-page magazine in English and Arabic.
Here is a small selection of some of those articles. Most issues would contain a biographical feature on one of the senior managers...
Abdulaziz Al Owais: We Should All Work Together To Achieve One Goal
Abdulkarim: Working for the "Beautiful Company"
Abdullah Al-Tasan: My
Globetrotting Days Are Behind Me
Georges The Enabler:
An Agent For Change
Globe-Trotting Larnie Is Not About To Revamp His CV!
Gopal’s Aim: To touch the heart of every employee every month!
Mr Blue Sky:
We Need To Think Of
In Which To Expand
Nick Has A Winning Way With Sales
Walter Fulton: A Passion For Cows
Willie Spence: I Could Keep On
... as well as general interest articles, either about the company or about the Kingdom as a whole....
Al Kharj: The Agri Capital of Saudi
Communing With Camels in Riyadh
Gulf Region Reaches 1,000 As It Goes From Strength To Strength