Advisory Board Members

ARABIAN GAZETTE: Advisory Board Members

Any start-up requires a good team of Advisory Board Members who provide objective analysis and guidance. Our Advisers are veterans from the writing world, and are there to provide us with their strategic input to help our venture grow.

Dr N. Janardhan

Dr N. Janardhan is a political analyst based in the United Arab Emirates since 2000 and author of Boom Amid Gloom: Spirit of Possibility in the 21st Century Gulf (Ithaca, UK, 2011).

With a broad-based interest in the socio-political developments in the Middle East, his research areas include reforms, education, media, gender, labour, migration and international relations in the Gulf region.

He was formerly Programme Manager, Gulf-Asia Relations, and Editor, Gulf in the Media, at the Gulf Research Center, Dubai. With a PhD from Centre for Gulf Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Dr Janardhan has also worked with The Asian Age and The Gulf Today newspapers in India and the UAE respectively, and was the Gulf stringer for the Rome-headquartered Inter Press Service.

Apart from about 500 opinion articles published in various Middle East newspapers and websites, he regularly contributes to international academic publications.

Mashoom Thottathil

Mashoom Thottathil is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with an MBA major in Finance from XLRI Jamshedpur. He has over 13 years of experience in IT and Telecom and has worked with companies in India/USA and UAE. One of his main objectives is to explore the power of innovation by organizing information and people, trying to introduce Entrepreneurship into everyone.

As one of our ABM, he is involved in devising strategies to make ideas work.

Shereen Shabnam

Shereen Shabnam is an International prolific luxury Lifestyle, Technology, Travel and Motoring writer for various print and online publications and a seasoned PR specialist in the Media and PR industry in the GCC. She is a founding Individual member of the Middle East PR Association, Board member of the UAE Corvette Club, the only female jury for the Middle East Car of the Year Awards (MECOTY) and an International Jury for the Women’s World Car of the Year Awards. An active petrol head who has driven in over 180 cities, Shereen hails from the Coral Coast of Fiji Islands and loves travelling, yachting and road trips in her Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

R. Ramesh


Ramesh has decades of experience in mainstream Journalism. Currently working as Deputy Editor of Gulf Today, his previous tenure was with Times of India as Chief Sub-Editor/Correspondent. He has contributed to The Washington Times, Gulf Research Centre, Mid-Day, Free Press Journal, Business Today and Jetwings International.

Ramesh also served as Advisory Project Editor for the Sharjah International Airport Magazine. He also assisted a UN consultant on a project study in the UAE and represented The Gulf Today to witness a World Cup Soccer Match in Hamburg, Germany.

Say cheese-24/7 is his motto; and being an ardent Socrates fan, one of his favorite quotes is “Man with least needs closest to God.”

CK Rahel

RahelRahel is the Managing Director of Visual Media Tracking System (VMTS) and WaveSat Broadcasting.

She is a media Entrepreneur with wide experience in corporate planning, marketing, event management, business administration and digital training.

As a Partner with Arabian Gazette, Rahel plays the key role in providing strategic directives and exploring new opportunities.

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