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. In this role, Aby is responsible for leading the publication on its editorial front, while also working to build the brand and grow its presence across the MENA region through the development and execution of events and other programming, as well as through representation in conferences, media, etc.

Aby has 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.  

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Business Connect

Onward And Upward: StarzPlay Secures US$25 Million Investment From Ruya Partners To Support Its Growth Ambitions

Investors found that being homegrown is one of StarzPlay's main advantages over the stiff competition in the region's SVOD space.
Business Connect

Fortune Favors The Bold: Niili Founder And CEO Khaled Al Zaabi

Niili's founder and CEO is aiming to have his UAE-born fashion brand break into the US$350 billion global luxury market.
Editor's Note

Own Up: It's Time For Action

Excuses are a curious little thing- sure, they offer us some sort of respite when something doesn't go according to our plans, but they also keep us in our comfort zones, holding us back from taking any action to move past the quandary in front of us.
Food Tech

Khaled Bin Alwaleed Participates In US$60 Million Financing For Food Tech Startup BlueNalu

As a company that produces a variety of seafood products directly from fish cells, BlueNalu's new funding round, which follows its $20 million Series A in 2020 and its $4.5 million Series Seed in 2018, marks the largest ever financing secured by a cell-based seafood company in the world.
Business Connect

Taking On The World: Dubai-Headquartered Global Ventures Is On A Mission To Impact Millions Of Lives

Led by General Partners Noor Sweid and Basil Moftah, this enterprise proudly declares on its website that its vision is global, and its focus is growth- and Global Ventures has been clearly exhibiting its premise by supporting entrepreneurs in emerging markets that are working to "change the world."
Editor's Note

Opportunity Knocks: Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do

Given the promise of the new year, don't make the mistake of just waiting and watching any more- opportunities are there for the taking, but remember that it falls upon you to seize those you can capitalize on.

Fueling Growth: UAE's SHUAA Capital Invests In Lebanon-Headquartered Music Streaming Platform Anghami

While the size of the investment wasn't disclosed, SHUAA Capital CEO Jassim Al Seddiqi told Entrepreneur Middle East that the deal with Anghami was in line with the entity's investment criteria.

The Year That Was: 20 Lessons From '20

Even as one may be inclined to dismiss 2020 as though it doesn't need to exist in our collective history, a little introspection will reveal that all of us have almost certainly learnt some valuable lessons through the course of the year- things that we probably wouldn't have grasped had our world not been turned upside down over the last 12 months.
Business Connect

The Year That Was: Dr. Saliha Afridi, Co-Founder And Managing Director, The Lighthouse Arabia

Like pretty much everyone else in 2020, Dr. Afridi is choosing to spot the silver linings this year presented, and use that to guide her decisions in the year ahead.
Business Connect

The Year That Was: Chang Sup Shin, CEO, 1004 Gourmet

"Community is one of the biggest factors for success, and we would not be where we are without it."
Business Connect

The Year That Was: Omar Al Mheiri, Co-founder, Letswork

"Both as a person and as a business, it is so important to be able to bounce back no matter what life throws at you."
Female Entrepreneurs

The Year That Was: Shaima Saleh Al-Husseini, Managing Director, Saudi Sports For All Federation

Al-Husseini's sense of accomplishment came after she witnessed firsthand how people were reacting to the initiatives that the Federation was spearheading.
Business Connect

The Year That Was: Rashid Al Ghurair, Founder And CEO, CAFU

"If anything, the pandemic has been a wake-up call for people and businesses to prioritize sustainability like never before."
Business Connect

The Year That Was: Sacha Haider, Principal, Global Ventures

"Having more meaningful time to think and rethink through an investment, especially in a changing and unprecedented global context, has proven to be really valuable."
Business Connect

The Year That Was: Lina Rovere, Founder, Fashion Frista

"If you want to help make a better world, you can find ways to do it."