Sarwar Ahmed

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Sarwar Ahmed
Native name সরয়ার আহমেদ
Born (1971-07-09) 9 July 1971 (age 48)
Residence Tower Hamlets, London, England
Nationality British
Ethnicity Bengali
Occupation Publisher
Years active 1989–present
Known for Founder of Eastern Eye

Sarwar Ahmed (Bengali: সরয়ার আহমেদ; born 9 July 1971) is a British publisher, founder of Eastern Eye, and publisher of Asiana and Asiana Wedding.

Background

Ahmed was brought up in East London and his father was a Bengali journalist.[1]

Career

In 1989,[2] at the age of 18,[1] Ahmed founded Eastern Eye[3] and was the Managing Director of Smart Asian Media Limited. He was formerly publisher of Ethnic Media Group (EMG), a subsidiary of Southnews plc.[1]

Ahmed became editor-in-chief of four newspapers, having bought the Asian Times, The Caribbean Times and New Nation, then sold up to launch Smart Asian Media, publishers of Asian Woman magazine, Asian Bride and Asian Xpress newspaper.[4][5] He later, sold Smart Asian Media and launched Asiana magazine.[1][6]

In 2002, Ahmed was appointed to The Newspapers Panel of the Competition Commission.[4] He is currently publisher of Asiana and Asiana Wedding.[7]

Awards

In January 2013, Ahmed was awarded the Services to Media award at the British Muslim Awards.[8][9]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "British Bengali Success Stories". BritBangla. 2002. Retrieved 1 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Sarwar Ahmed
  2. "Ethnic papers figure it out". The Independent. 31 August 2004. Retrieved 1 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Donnell, Alison (2001). Companion to Contemporary Black British Culture. Routledge. p. 250. ISBN 978-0415169899.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 Vasagar, Jeevan; Kelso, Paul; James-Gregory, Sally; Dodd, Vikram (17 June 2002). "The winners". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Power list honours top 10 media Asians". Mail Online. Retrieved 1 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Asiana sold more than 30,000 for second issue, figures show". Asians In Media. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 1 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "British Bangladeshi "Power 100″". The Bangladesh Chronicle. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Begum, Shelina (31 January 2013). "Winners honoured at British Muslim Awards". Manchester: Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 1 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Winners honoured at British Muslim Awards". Asian Image. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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