Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East

About Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas is the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Middle East. He’s been working in journalism since 2011, prior to which he was an analyst programmer with Accenture, where he worked with J. P. Morgan Chase's investment banking arm at offices in Mumbai, London, and New York. He holds a Master's Degree in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.  

More From Aby Sam Thomas

Business Connect

The Case Against Quick Wins: Short Sighted Decision-Making Can Lead to Long-Term Strife

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, it can be tempting to think of only the here and now, but remember, your enterprise is something you want to stay for the long haul.
Business Connect

Driving Results: Instashop Founder And CEO John Tsioris Wants His Work To Speak For Itself

As of the second quarter of 2020, the company has managed to generate nearly $300 million in gross merchandise value, with more than 500,000 active users in five countries across the Middle East. And Instashop has done this all with a comparatively modest amount of external investment.
Editor's Note

Choosing To Participate: We All Need To Make The Effort To Stay Afloat (And Ahead)

"Take the time to find out what could potentially get you out of the rut you find yourselves in, and then, just follow through on it."
Business Connect

Rising To The Challenge: Tim Cordon, Senior Area Vice President - MEA, Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group's Tim Cordon on balancing flexibility and (meticulous) detail in the hospitality industry.
Entrepreneurs

M. Nasser Law Firm Managing Partner Mohamed Nasser On How He Forged His Own Path In The MENA Region's Legal Landscape

Mohamed Nasser is passionate about his responsibility to teach younger lawyers how to help people get their rights.
Editor's Note

Where Vs. When: Keeping Track Of Your Dreams Can Help You Maintain Your Balance In An Upside-Down World

How do we cope when there is no perception of hours, or days, or weeks- or when we come to the realization that half a year has just gone by?
#UbuntuLoveChallenge

#UbuntuLoveChallenge In Action: More Than AED700,000 Disbursed by Sheraa and CE-Ventures To 11 Startups In The UAE

The enterprises that have benefited from this collaboration include The Tempest, Point Checkout, Rentsher, Grocart, 3DInova, Bookends, AEBISS, Mr. Draper, ProTenders, The Mawada Project, and Outreal XR.
holacracy

Dubai-Headquartered Emaar Eliminates Job Titles For All Personnel, Including Founder Mohamed Alabbar

In an email sent to staff, this move toward holacracy within the organization, while precipitated by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, is being done to reiterate the company's "focus on talent, not titles."
Innovators

Proactivity Exemplified: Ethan Xue, President - Middle East And Africa, OPPO

"A good leader should be humble, and have a generous heart to welcome team members with comprehensive backgrounds and believe in them."
Editor's Note

Candor Over Charisma: Strange Circumstances Make For Quality Takeaways

Let's drop the act, let's be real, and let's have everyone feel like they can be themselves- without our judgment, and with our support.
Abu Dhabi

A Launchpad For Success: How StartAD Has Bolstered Abu Dhabi's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

In three years, startAD has graduated 118 global startups that have raised US$50 million, secured over 50 pilots with corporations, generated $15 million in revenue annually, and created over 250 jobs.
Editor's Note

Amplifying Goodwill: Why You Should Participate In The #UbuntuLoveChallenge

Based on the African philosophy of ubuntu, which means "I am because we are," the #UbuntuLoveChallenge is an effort at bringing together people to combat the hardships we face right now, and thus address these problems in a collective manner, so as to realize a better future for us all.
Editor's Note

Taking The Right Steps Forward (As A Business Ecosystem)

"During these unprecedented times, it's a question of whether organizations will be humanizing and supporting each other, rather than seeing it as an opportunity to capitalize on the misfortune of others."
Growth Strategies

This Too Shall Pass: Behaviors Today Will Have Ramifications Tomorrow

At the end of the day, it's good to remember that one's behavior in the worst situations is often the best indicator of how one really is, and that's something to keep in mind for now- and for later.
Culture

Trust The Process: Claudio Leenders, Founder, Leen's

Leenders is someone who has seen his life play out in Central America, South America, Europe, Australia, and now the Middle East, and as such, he has a plethora of stories, insights, and experiences to share.