Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East

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Women in Business

Entrepreneur Middle East's Achieving Women 2016: Iman Ben Chaibah, Founder, Sail Publishing

While others may have been tempted to call it quits with the business, Ben Chaibah has steadfastly refused to- and the reason for this can be essentially drawn back to her vision for Sail.
Women in Business

Entrepreneur Middle East's Achieving Women 2016: Hala Fadel, Managing Partner, Leap Ventures

Hala Fadel is easily one of the most recognizable faces in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the MENA region- and for good reason.
Women in Business

Entrepreneur Middle East's Achieving Women 2016: Sonia Weymuller, Founding Partner, VentureSouq

Having known the value of mentorship throughout her career, be it during her time working at places like Microsoft and Viacom, or even when she established her own early-stage equity funding platform VentureSouq, Sonia Weymuller today doesn't hesitate in paying it forward.
Women in Business

Entrepreneur Middle East's Achieving Women 2016: Huda Al Lawati

As someone who led The Abraaj Group's investments in companies like Kudu (Saudi Arabia), Acibadem (Turkey), Careem (UAE) and Kuwait Energy (Kuwait), it's safe to say that Huda Al Lawati knows a thing or two about what makes a young enterprise poised for the big leagues.

Building Momentum: AJSM Investments Chairman HH Sheikh Saeed Obaid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Saeed is keen on facilitating the development of an entrepreneurial community in the UAE- AJSM Investments is starting up an initiative called AJSM Hero to help nurture new businesses in the UAE.
Emerging Markets

Come Together: Entrepreneurs From Emerging Markets Converge At Seedstars Summit 2016

As an annual event focused on promoting startups in emerging markets around the world, the summit was the culmination of the efforts made by Seedstars World (the parent organization behind Seedstars Summit) in sifting through more than 3,000 applicants from around the world this past year.

Envisioning Qatar's Tomorrow: Dr. Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani

Sheikha Aisha is the founder and Chairperson of the Al Faleh Group, perhaps best known for its educational institutions under the Doha Academy umbrella.

Quality Control: Restaurateur Hani Nakkach On Bringing His London-Based French Bistro, Aubaine, To Dubai

While Dubai may be a new location for Aubaine, it must be noted here that Nakkach's concept that has worked quite well in London- launched in 2005, the enterprise today has ten of its restaurants spread across the city's various neighborhoods.
Entrepreneur Ecosystems

Establishing A Culture Of Entrepreneurship In Oman: Riyada CEO Khalifa Said Al Abri

Oman's chief priority is a diversified economy, and building up the SME sector in the country is the way forward for achieving the same.

Picture Perfect: Startup Success Lessons From Shutterstock Founder And CEO Jon Oringer

For a company founded only in 2003, Shutterstock's growth has been truly exemplary- it was once just another New York City-based startup, but today, it is a global media marketplace, valued at US$2.5 billion in April 2015.

Walking The Talk: Entrepreneur And Investor, Noor Sweid, Managing Partner, Leap Ventures

"If you're looking to succeed, keep your eyes and heart open to opportunities. You'll miss opportunities that come to you if you're not open to them. Success is about seizing the opportunities that present themselves to you."
Startup Basics

Start Up Like A Pro: Careem Co-Founders Offers Tips and Tricks For Entrepreneurs

Careem co-founders Mudassir Sheikha and Magnus Olsson give their advice for those of you with the entrepreneurial itch.

Careem: It's Full Speed Ahead For This Middle East Startup

Careem co-founders Mudassir Sheikha and Magnus Olsson on surging forward with growth plans, staying true to its founding values, and being awesome.

Facebook Vice President- EMEA, Nicola Mendelsohn, On Setting Your Enterprise On A Growth Trajectory

Mendelsohn paid a visit to Dubai in November last year, which was also when Facebook announced that it had more than 100 million people accessing the social network through mobile devices in the MENA region.

Protecting Your SME: Seib Insurance & Reinsurance Company's Elias Chedid

Seib was the winner of the Insurance Innovation award at Entrepreneur Middle East's 2015 Qatar Enterprise Agility Awards presented by Doha Bank.