Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Entrepreneur Staff
Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East

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Entrepreneurs

Five Minutes with Entrepreneur Prashant K. Gulati, President, TiE Dubai

Gulati is a serial entrepreneur, having been associated with a number of startups like Customer First Services (now Aegis BPO), Communicate 2 (now a part of Aegis-Dentsu), PairGain Technologies (now TYCO) and others.
Innovators

Follow The Leader: Osman Sultan, CEO, du

du CEO Osman Sultan's take on how innovation can be executed in a business.
Startups

A New Way To Trade: ilOsool Aims To Change The Way Illiquid Assets Are Traded In The MENA Region

ilOsool wants to bridge the gap between deal seekers and market availability by offering a space where illiquid assets can be both priced and traded in a transparent, accessible manner.
Innovators

Innovation From The Inside Out: Gulf Marketing Group CEO Amin Nasser

Nasser's entry at GMG comes at a time when the company is seeing quite a rapid rate of growth- it's grown by double digits over 2014, and it has further expansion plans on the agenda as well.
Franchises

Retrofit: Tracking Forrey And Galland's Journey From Paris To Dubai

Forrey & Galland has come a long way from its beginnings as a luxury chocolatier, and is now positioning itself as a sort of a philosophy to a richer life.
Business Plans

Managing Risk For Your Enterprise: KPMG's Harikrishnan Janakiraman Explains How

While your business may not have reached the multinational level yet, it pays to put in place procedures early on- thinking like a big corporation from the get-go can ensure that once you become one you won't have to make huge changes in processes.
Human Resources

Talent Search: Upwork Can Help With Your Startup's Staffing Needs

Upwork, which bills itself as "the world's largest freelance talent marketplace," is an online platform that allows for businesses and freelancers to connect and collaborate.
Exit Strategies

Assessing Criteria For An Advantageous Exit

Tenmou CEO Hasan Haider on the path to exit for homegrown startup enterprises in the Middle East.
Innovators

The Strategist: Ramanathan Hariharan, CEO, Max

It may be one of the largest value fashion brands in the Middle East today, but back in 2004, Max was just another startup, trying to make inroads into what was then a relatively untouched market in the retail space of the region.
Women in Business

Business Learning Curves: 12 Points Of Reference On The Methodology Of Business

Some of the Middle East's most prominent female figures in the business arena share their insights on working and succeeding in the corporate world.
Social Media

Facebook Creative Shop's Rob Newlan Makes The Case For Tailored, Targeted Marketing

One size never fits all when it comes to social media.
Lifestyle

Setting Precedents: The Corporate Take On Working From Home

Building a collaborative work environment in a team doesn't require all of its members to be in the same physical space anymore.
Innovators

Enriching Brand Experiences: Insignia Worldwide Founder And CEO Gaurav Sinha

Having found it hard to find an agency that specialized in the luxury hospitality, travel, tourism and destination marketing space, Sinha decided to fill that gap himself by opening up Insignia.
Franchises

Circle K's Fahmi Al Shawa On Standardizing Better Service

Tracking the growth of Circle K's convenience store business in the UAE with Fahmi Al Shawa, Managing Director, Circle K.
Innovators

Doha Bank Group CEO Dr. R. Seetharaman On Leadership, Sustainability And Entrepreneurship

"I conceptualized that you need not have to be the biggest to be the best. You can be small, but you can be the best."