Tayfur Esen (1967) He completed his undergraduate education at Uludağ University Faculty of Theology, where he settled in 1986. He has been in the publishing industry in Istanbul since 1990.
Esen, who worked in different non-governmental organizations, was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors after the General Assembly of the Turkish Printing and Publishing Professional Union (TBYM) in 2017, where he took office in 2008.
Tayfur Esen, who also undertakes different duties in the publishing industry, has the following duties and works: Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Book City Commission Member (2016-2018), Istanbul Development Agency 13th Development Board Member (2016), Intellectual Property Academy Executive Board Member (2017--), Publisher Professional Associations Federation (YAYFED) Supervisory Board Member (2013-2017), Ministry of Culture and Tourism National Fair Committee Member (2016-2018), III. National Culture Council Publishing and Librarianship Commission Member (2017), 8th Turkey
Bassam Chebaro was born on 15 January 1943, Beirut. He graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1963 specializing in Business Administration. He is the founder and owner of several institutions that cater to the book industry. In 1973 he founded the Mediterranean Press, in 1979 Abjad Graphics - Graphic Design and Prepress activities. In 1987 Chebaro founded the Arab Scientific Publishers Inc. for Arabic and translated literary & scientific books. After which in 1992 he founded Arabization and Software Center for translation of technical international publications into Arabic. With the advancement of technology and digital world, Chebaro founded in 1998 NWF.com an Online Bookstore (for Arabic paper print & digital) carrying over 500,000 titles. And in 2008 he co-founded Thaqafa for Publishing & Distribution, a UAE publishing company to serve writers and books. Recently, in 2013 he opened another branch for Arab Scientific Publishers in Riyadh - Saudi Arabia. His last investment was in a sister Translation Company (Chinese to Arabic) named “Mamoun” based in Beijing, China.
Bachar Chebaro is the Executive Director of HBKU Press. He is the founder of Editions Difaf and a partner in Arab Scientific Publishers Incorporated, Neelwafurat.com, Arab Scientific Publishers Press, and Thaqafa Publishing and Distribution. He is the General Secretary of the Arab Publishers Association. He was the Secretary of the Board of the Syndicate of Publishers Union in Lebanon for ten years. He acted as a publishing advisor in Beirut World Book Capital. He is the President of Al Bayan Cultural Centre. He is a member of the Arab Culture Club and the Founding member of the Arab Forum for the Children's Book Publishers' Association.
Hassan Mostafa Wahba (1993) is owner of Kids Talents Company Lebanon and Kids Talents Books Trading United Arab Emirates. He is also a member of Arab Children Books Publishers and Arab Publishers Union.