FACT Management

Edward Smith


Born in Paris, Edward is a hardcore business developer with over 20 years of experience in advertising and the media industry in Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Edward is a publisher with a penchant for music.

Hobbies: Guitar and food

Quote: "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change"

David Tapley


As the editor-in-chief for one of the region's most fiercely local lifestyle publications, David Tapley is a foodie who loves to travel. This self-proclaimed hip-hop aficionado uses his words to champion food, travel, street art and streetwear across the UAE and KSA.

Hobbies: Dining, travel and all things street art and streetwear.

Quote: "Colliding with life as we speak"

Robert S Shaw IV

Finance Manager and Head of Operations

Born and raised in New York City, Robert has worked in finance, events and operations in various countries over the years, including Germany and the United Kingdom. He has called Dubai home for the past four years.

Hobbies: Astronomy, travel and eating out

Quote: "Live Life Now"

Tanya Chertok

Head of Marketing

Marketing is Tanya's passion and she has progressed from hospitality to publishing in her career as a marketeer. Outside of work, she is a sports enthusiast and fashion lover who is always looking for new ways to stay active.

Hobbies: Fashion and squash

Quote: "The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine."

Amal Abbasi

Regional Sales Manager Middle East

Born and raised in the UAE, Amal is an Engineer by qualification and an artist at heart, with a passion for event management, brand development and operations. She has a foot in the fashion, lifestyle and luxury space, whilst being a thoroughbred foodie.

Hobbies: Art, history and museums

Quote: "Breathe through your nose."