Ian Fairservice
Motivate Managing Partner and Group Editor-In-Chief

Ian Fairservice founded Motivate Publishing in 1979 and together with his partner HE Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer, the United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Financial Affairs, has developed the company to become one of the most successful media groups in the region. Motivate has more than 30 editorial titles across print and digital and a diverse range of contract publishing products, as well as a celebrated books division, content provision, events management, and leading cinema advertising business, Motivate Val Morgan.

Neil King
Editor of Gulf Business

Having cut his teeth at various newspapers and magazines in his native UK, Neil King came to Dubai in 2012, where he has served as editor of some of the region’s leading business publications. He joined Motivate in January 2016 as editor of the respected and long-running Gulf Business magazine.