Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Entrepreneur Staff
Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East

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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Follow The Leader: Budreya Faisal, Founder And CEO, Ghost Concept

Sparked by her passion for football, this Emirati entrepreneur was ignited to launch an athlete brand development agency to empower the region's most talented athletes, and she's ready for more.

Follow The Leader: H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)

Dr. Bin Hendi is clearly bullish about the potential that Abu Dhabi represents for businesses today, and he's making sure he and his team at ADIO are able to showcase this to the world at large.

Follow The Leader: Nisreen Shocair, CEO, YOOX Net-A-Porter Middle East

Nisreen Shocair is leading the regional arm of an online luxury fashion retailer launched in 2000 that today boasts of four million active customers in 180 countries around the world.

There Are Two Camps When It Comes To Truth (And It's Time To Choose)

When an individual or business is feeding you drivel, they're deliberately choosing to disregard the truth for reasons that are almost certainly linked to ensuring their personal gain, and no one else's; that's a showcase of their apathy, plain and simple.

Changemakers: Roberto Croci And His Microsoft for Startups MEA Team Are Gearing Up To Make A Serious Dent In The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

As the region starts to make a gradual recovery from the repercussions of the global COVID-19 crisis, Croci is moving ahead with an ambitious agenda that he and his team have built for Microsoft for Startups MEA.

Souqalmal Launches MoneyDoctor, A Financial Education Program For Companies In The UAE To Offer To Their Employees

Souqalmal, a Dubai-based financial comparison aggregator, has launched MoneyDoctor, a financial education program that companies in the UAE can offer to their employees so that they may learn how to have better control over their finances.

The Recap: The Future Of Healthcare Forum Staged By The UAE Ministry Of Health And Prevention In Collaboration With Entrepreneur Middle East

With three panel discussions featuring leading figures from the UAE's healthcare sector, this event looked into the progress made by the industry in the recent past, as well as the steps it needs to take to bolster its future.

It's Not Always About You: Keep Your Entitlement In Check When Dealing With Small Businesses

Having a more empathetic approach to the entrepreneurs and the teams behind them would serve us all better in the long run.

Dubai-Based HB Investments Announces Investment in "Knowledge Hacking" App, Uptime

Having announced its US$16 million seed round in February this year, this latest investment brings the total amount of funds secured by Uptime to $19 million.

Leading From The Front: Ferit Şahenk, Chairman And CEO, Doğuş Group

With an estimated net worth of US$2.3 billion, this Turkish billionaire's insights on running a business are definitely worth learning from.

Taking One For The Team (And What Doing So Says About Your Leadership Style)

There's a quote attributed to legendary American jazz musician Miles Davis that goes: "If you hit a wrong note, it's the next note that you play that determines if it's good or bad."

Crypto Czar: Velas Co-Founder Alex Alexandrov Is All About Being Ahead Of The Curve

Alex Alexandrov, co-founder of Velas, on how it's time for entrepreneurs (and the industry) to leverage the cryptocurrency wave.

No Shortcuts To Success: Flavio Briatore, Founder, Billionaire

Want to emulate the accomplishments of Formula One legend, Billionaire founder Flavio Briartore? Get ready to put in the work, he says.

10 Great Ideas: A Celebration Of Individuals And Initiatives That Impress With Their Ingenuity

From entrepreneurs who are bringing something fantastically new to the market, to enterprises that are venturing into spaces that were hitherto unexplored, the people and ventures showcased here are following through on some pretty inventive concepts.

By Reinventing Dates As Gourmet Treats, Kimri Founder Sara Saleh Is Aiming To Bridge Cultures With Her F&B Brand

According to Saleh, Kimri is a representation of how cultures can be bridged through food, which is something she has personally experienced being the daughter of an Arab father and a European mother.

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