Our Team

Our Team


Shorouk Abbas

As a long time resident of the Cairo Alexandria Desert Road area I have been witness in the past 20 years or so to the exodus of people escaping downtown apartments in Zamalek and Mohandiseen in search of a better lifestyle in the Sheikh Zayed, 6th October and the Mansoureya area. Time and again newly relocated friends would turn to me for advice and contact information on new shops and services in the area were opening daily that no one knew anything about. This is how I decided a voice for the community was needed. I started Cairo West Magazine in 2009 and our first issue came out early 2010. A year later I found the same demand on the other side of town for people who had moved into their new homes in Kattameya and the area of New Cairo. This is when Cairo East Magazine came along to serve the residents of that community. I find great pleasure in working in the publishing business, given the various topics the magazines cover, from celebrity news to home decoration, health & well being and fashion. I am blessed to have a team of wonderful people working with me who are as passionate and dedicated as I am to our publications. I aim to continue serving the community in the best way possible and wholeheartedly encourage and welcome suggestions and feedback from our readers through my email: shorouk@cairowestmag.com


Lydia’s profile

NameLydia Schoonderbeek.
PositionManaging Editor, Cairo West Magazine and Cairo East Magazine.
StudiesBusiness Information Management with German, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds UK. MA Buying & Merchandising, London College of Fashion, London UK.
Background Fashion and Luxury Brand Merchandising.
In a nutshellStyle Maven
LikesKeeping fit, reading, baking apple-cake
Best self-ascribed attributeI am 4 different women in 1
Worst habit Bad temper
Favorite quote“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca
Nahla’s profile
NameNahla Samaha
PositionContributing Editor, Cairo West Magazine and Cairo East Magazine
StudiesBA Communication Theory, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, MA Critical Media and Cultural Studies, SOAS, University of London, London, UK.
In a nutshellFilm buff & kitchen Nazi who fears 2 things in life: cockroaches and the dark.
LikesWatching trash TV with a big box of cupcakes at hand
Dislikes Ironing, and anything car-related
Best self-ascribed attributeToo many to list
Worst habitStubbornness
Favorite quote “I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” – Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy in Anchorman
[divider]Hilary’s Profile
NameHilary Diack
PositionAsst. Managing Editor, Cairo West Magazine and Cairo East Magazine
StudiesHospitality Industry, Banking and Marketing
BackgroundTourism Marketing
In a nutshellShy, reclusive, rarely spotted out foraging after dark
LikesJudging people by their actions rather than their words
DislikesSleeping in – time is too valuable. Anything even remotely related to dieting
Best self-ascribed attributeTolerance – most of the time…..
Worst habitButting in
Favorite quote “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Ghandi
[divider]Nehad’s profile

NameNehad Ezz Eldin
PositionMarketing Manager, Cairo West Magazine
StudiesEnglish, Arts
BackgroundEducation, Marketing
In a nutshellBusy, busy, busy
LikesHer dog Chester, horseback riding, swimming
DislikesCairo traffic, any traffic
Best self-ascribed attributeMuch too kind -hearted
Worst habitQuick-tempered
Favorite quoteTime is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity – William Shakespeare

Marwa’s Profile

NameMarwa Magdi
PositionAssistant Marketing Manager, Cairo West Magazine
StudiesBA Marketing and International Business, MSA University
BackgroundMarketing & Public Relations
In a nutshellBallet Obsessed
LikesDancing, Shopping, Traveling & Going out
DislikesAnything related to housekeeping
Best self-ascribed attributeConfident, Sensible and Faithful
Worst habitStubbornness
Favorite quote“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” – Samuel Johnson

Ahmed’s Profile

NameAhmed S. Makhlouf
StudiesMechanical Engineering
BackgroundPublishing, Design
In a nutshellI’m a family man
LikesPlaystation and soccer mania
DislikesLoud Voice & last couple of days in the month
Best self-ascribed attributeNothing is impossible
Worst habitSmoking
Favorite quote“Treat people the way you like to be treated” …