Adam was born to Iraqi parents and raised in Australia. He started his career as an intern at British GQ and in 2018, he was appointed as the first Editor-in-Chief of GQ Middle East, launching the Condé Nast title in the region. In 2020, Adam was promoted to GQ Deputy Global Editorial Director supporting GQ’s 21 editions around the world. His writing and photography has appeared in the New York Times, and through GQ, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Esquire, CNN and Rolling Stone.