Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East
Follow The Leader: Dr. Karim El Solh, Co-Founder And CEO, Gulf Capital
Cadillac

Follow The Leader: Dr. Karim El Solh, Co-Founder And CEO, Gulf Capital

Having deployed over half a billion dirhams in technology and e-commerce investments across the GCC, Gulf Capital is one enterprise that is making no secret of its concerted focus on the region's digital economy.
Follow The Leader: Elie Khouri, CEO, Omnicom Media Group MENA
Cadillac

Follow The Leader: Elie Khouri, CEO, Omnicom Media Group MENA

Here's a media exec who's well-versed with the changes happening in his sector, and he is making sure that his firm –a pioneering marketing services group in its own right- is in tune with the trends that are manifesting themselves in the MENA locale.
Is Your Business Prepared To Handle A Crisis? Start By Acknowledging The Issue
Crisis Management

Is Your Business Prepared To Handle A Crisis? Start By Acknowledging The Issue

There seems to be a tendency wherein companies here, when faced with a crisis or complaint on social media, prefer to, kind of, stick their heads in the sand, and, sort of, wish the problem away.
Doubling Down: Compareit4me.com Makes Every (Investment) Round Count
Startups

Doubling Down: Compareit4me.com Makes Every (Investment) Round Count

Since its launch in 2011, this enterprising startup has been able to raise a total of over $9 million so far, which is, by itself, a testament to how well this online comparison site is doing
No Time Like The Present (To Become An Entrepreneur In The Middle East)
Editor's Note

No Time Like The Present (To Become An Entrepreneur In The Middle East)

For those of us following the MENA entrepreneurial ecosystem, the last month was a blurry buzz of activity, almost from start to finish, where we were being confronted with one whopping announcement after the other.
Energizing The Ecosystem: The UAE's Saud Al Nowais Sees Your Startup As The Next Big Thing
Innovators

Energizing The Ecosystem: The UAE's Saud Al Nowais Sees Your Startup As The Next Big Thing

Saud Al Nowais, Commercial Counselor for the UAE to the USA, discusses the rise of entrepreneurship in the region, and why investors should take note.
Get Connected: Entrepreneurship Is A Two-Way Street
Editor's Note

Get Connected: Entrepreneurship Is A Two-Way Street

Hope is something we need to see more of in the Middle East- let's take it upon ourselves to bring it about.
Making History (Literally): Souq.com CEO Ronaldo Mouchawar
Entrepreneurs

Making History (Literally): Souq.com CEO Ronaldo Mouchawar

The co-founder and CEO of Souq.com has changed the MENA entrepreneurial landscape forever.
OLN Founder And CEO Rudolf Jabre On Building A Successful Digital Business
Innovators

OLN Founder And CEO Rudolf Jabre On Building A Successful Digital Business

In a region where the importance of (and indeed, the need for) online Arabic content continues to be stressed upon, digital publisher OLN (Online Lifestyle Network) seems to have caught on to this trend pretty early.
Marj Group's Namir Hourani On Bringing New York City Concept Just Salad To The UAE
Franchise

Marj Group's Namir Hourani On Bringing New York City Concept Just Salad To The UAE

"Every opportunity I've invested in was a unique experience, and special for me in its own way. Just Salad is probably the one I'm most passionate about."
Souq's Suitors: A Win-Win Scenario, Either Way It Goes
Editor's Note

Souq's Suitors: A Win-Win Scenario, Either Way It Goes

As Dash Ventures Managing Director Omar J. Sati put it: "An exit is an exit. Whether Amazon or Emaar, both [are] equally significant, and both [are] vital to the ecosystem's development and sustainability."
Onward And Upward: Cadillac Middle East Regional Sales And Marketing Manager Nadim Ghrayeb
Cadillac

Onward And Upward: Cadillac Middle East Regional Sales And Marketing Manager Nadim Ghrayeb

Cadillac is undergoing a transformation in terms of its image and messaging- and Ghrayeb wants to show that the brand is living and breathing what it stands for.
Incubating Innovation: Sheraa Chairperson H.E. Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi
Innovators

Incubating Innovation: Sheraa Chairperson H.E. Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi

Sheraa Chairperson H.E. Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi discusses harnessing the entrepreneurial skills of the region's youth.
Designed In Dubai: UAE Startup YaHalla Wants To Stand Out As An Emirati Tech Brand
Startups

Designed In Dubai: UAE Startup YaHalla Wants To Stand Out As An Emirati Tech Brand

YaHalla founder and CEO Bader Samir Tayeb on how the Smart City vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai inspired him to set up his business.
Working For An Entrepreneur Is Nearly As Hard As Being An Entrepreneur
Editor's Note

Working For An Entrepreneur Is Nearly As Hard As Being An Entrepreneur

For all of the conversation about the bravery of entrepreneurs in building businesses, there isn't enough being said about the daring shown by the people who work for these upstart founders.
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