Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East
Identity Matters: Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe
Innovators

Identity Matters: Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe

How this Swiss luxury watch brand founded in 1980 is using innovation to beat its older competitors in the market (and consolidate its future).
Enabling Innovation: TECOM Business Parks CEO Malek Sultan Al Malek
Business Leaders

Enabling Innovation: TECOM Business Parks CEO Malek Sultan Al Malek

"Becoming an entrepreneur is not just a title that you'll carry- it's a responsibility."
Hustling Smarter (Not Harder)
Editor's Note

Hustling Smarter (Not Harder)

It's not about how much work you do, it's about how you do it.
Inspired Pursuits: Michelle Karam, Founder, Travel Junkie Diary
Creative Entrepreneur

Inspired Pursuits: Michelle Karam, Founder, Travel Junkie Diary

In an era where quantity over quality seems to be the norm, Karam is keen on moving in a different direction with what she does.
Inspired Pursuits: Rosemin Manji, Founder, RR & Co. Bespoke Luxury Management
Influencer Marketing

Inspired Pursuits: Rosemin Manji, Founder, RR & Co. Bespoke Luxury Management

Even as the nature of the region's luxury sector changed, Manji smartly set herself to be one step ahead of these trends- and made herself a force to reckon with in the business of fashion.
Inspired Pursuits: Omar Samra, Founder, Wild Guanabana
Creative Entrepreneur

Inspired Pursuits: Omar Samra, Founder, Wild Guanabana

Egyptian entrepreneur Omar Samra talks about his corporate career in finance before letting his passion for travel drive him to set up his travel company Wild Guanabana.
Inspired Pursuits: Nada And Noor Alawi, Co-founders, Annada
Creative Entrepreneur

Inspired Pursuits: Nada And Noor Alawi, Co-founders, Annada

The Bahrain-based Annada made quite an impression when it launched in 2011 offering scarves featuring original artwork by two regional artists, and co-founders (and sisters) Nada and Noor Alawi have since proved themselves to more than just a flash in the pan.
Impact Investments: Entrepreneur Middle East Launches #EntMEStartups
Editor's Note

Impact Investments: Entrepreneur Middle East Launches #EntMEStartups

At Entrepreneur Middle East, we've so far put in time and effort to helping build this ecosystem- and now, we are putting in capital as well.
Inspired Pursuits: Designer Hussein Bazaza
Creative Entrepreneur

Inspired Pursuits: Designer Hussein Bazaza

We asked MENA's creative entrepreneurs about what works and what doesn't in turning a passion into a viable business.
Capital Welcome: CIDIC President and CEO Oswald Wong Eyes Investments In The Middle East
Investors

Capital Welcome: CIDIC President and CEO Oswald Wong Eyes Investments In The Middle East

The President and CEO of CIDIC is looking to invest up to US$2 billion on Middle East projects- and he's looking to partner with SMEs along the way.
Commanding Attention: Startup Everledger Makes A Knockout First Impression
Blockchain

Commanding Attention: Startup Everledger Makes A Knockout First Impression

With the use of technology like blockchain, smart contracts, machine vision and AI, Everledger essentially creates an immutable digital footprint for a diamond, thereby providing a secure, transparent record which stakeholders throughout the supply chain can use to track and protect their assets.
Sky-High Ambitions: Skyline University College Founder And President Kamal Puri
Innovators

Sky-High Ambitions: Skyline University College Founder And President Kamal Puri

Entrepreneur and educationalist Kamal Puri on 26 years of business in the UAE.
Breaking Ground: Propertyfinder Group Founder And CEO Michael Lahyani
Innovators

Breaking Ground: Propertyfinder Group Founder And CEO Michael Lahyani

Fresh off a US$200 million valuation, propertyfinder Group gets set for its next leg of growth.
Getting Inspired During Tough Times Isn't Easy, But It's Got To Be Done
Editor's Note

Getting Inspired During Tough Times Isn't Easy, But It's Got To Be Done

The state of business in the region currently requires SMEs to rethink and reevaluate their strategies for their growth and survival.
Building Brand Allegiance: Christopher Buxton, Managing Director, Lexus UAE
Innovators

Building Brand Allegiance: Christopher Buxton, Managing Director, Lexus UAE

For Buxton, ensuring his customers have great experiences, throughout their transaction cycles, is key to furthering his business' growth.