GQ Middle East appoints Adam Baidawi as editor-in-chief

Baidawi joins GQ Middle East as the youngest editor (28 years old) of the global brand. He has reported extensively on global, technology, style, politics, migration and technology issues and most recently held the post of Australia correspondent for the New York Times.


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Since 2011, he has also worked as a writer and photographer for GQ Australia, where he profiled celebrities, athletes and politicians. He has written feature stories from Colombia, Iraq, the United States and North Korea for the magazine. His writing and photography has also been published internationally by British GQ, Mr Porter, CNN, Vanity Fair Italia and Esquire UK.  Born in Abu Dhabi to Iraqi parents, Baidawi was raised and worked in Australia.

GQ Middle East will be an essential guide to fashion, culture and lifestyle for the modern men of the GCC. Baidawi will oversee the editorial direction of the brand across various platforms including a bi-lingual website, social media and a monthly magazine.

“GQ has been an integral part of my life for nearly a decade. It’s a huge honour to be chosen to launch the brand into the region where I was born. We’re looking forward to creating a magazine that’s relentlessly smart and stylish – and also something that will start and support important conversations in the region,” remarked Baidawi.

GQ Middle East is the twenty-first edition of the multimedia brand worldwide. 

Condé Nast International is a member of FIPP.

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