Founded under Omarest in 2015 , Maqina is a print and online automotive magazine in the Middle East featuring the latest car news & reviews in addition to the online Maqina show.  Maqina LP other departments: Creative Digital Agency & Public Relations Services.

Below is the team behind it all 

Tarek Hawchar


Born in Lebanon, 1979 - Holding a Bachelor's  Degree of Science (Management Information System) ) from the University of Balamand. He lives in Qatar since 2006 with more than 14 years experience in Advertising & Marketing. He previously worked as the Country Manager of  BBC TopGear in Qatar before founding Maqina.

Natali Leonova


Born in Kiev, 1981- Holding a BA in Economics from The State University of Management, Moscow. She lives in Qatar since 2012, she previously worked as the Head of Photography of TopGear magazine.

Viktor Blashuk


Born in Lviv, 1977 - Holding a Master's Degree of Fine Arts in Art Direction from Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. He previously worked with Ogilvy & Mather Ukraine before joining Maqina

Stephan Lewis


Born in New Jersey, USA, 1982 - Holding a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University.

He previously worked with NBC and as a contributor writer with several automotive magazines before joining Maqina

Ali Naboush

Social Media Manager


Born in Lebanon,  1993 - Holding a Bachelor's Degree in Banking & Finance from the Lebanese American University.

Hasan Al Shahwan

Digital Editor


Born in Syria, 1991 - Holding a Bachelor's Degree in IT from the Lebanese International University.

He is currently completing his Master's degree studies in MIS at the Humboldt University Berlin.

Hana Ghemrawi

Graphic Designer

Born in Lebanon, 1999 - Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Lebanese American University. Multidisciplinary in her approach, she cultivates experience in different areas of design, as she did in branding and advertising at J. Walter Thompson.

Igor Hidko


Born in Kiev , 1984 - Holding a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts  in Visual Communication Design from  Kent State University. He is also our online team leader. He previously worked with Fahlgren Mortine before joining Maqina



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