ABOUT US

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

FOUNDER/MANAGING DIRECTOR

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 12 years experience in Advertising & Marketing,  he previously worked as Marketing Manager with multiple companies  and Country Manager of  BBC TopGear in Qatar before founding Maqina

Natali Leonova

CO-FOUNDER

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 in TopGear magazine.

Viktor Blashuk

ART DIRECTOR

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

MOTORING EDITOR

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

Ahmed Hammoudeh

Account Manager

 

Born in Qatar, 1987 - over 10 years experience in auto trading, self-taught mechanic and a car builder.
Founder of Mawaterman,  where he shares his passion for cars and provides technical tips & information to his fans on social media and on the pages of Maqina magazine.  He joined Maqina in 2018

Ali Naboush

Digital Specialist

 

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

He previously worked with Nesma Orbit

Alexander Rybalku
Graphic Designer

 

Born in Kiev,  1984 - Holding a Bachelor's Degree of Arts from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design

Igor Hidko

CREATIVE DIRECTOR/ONLINE TEAM LEADER

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

THE TEAM

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