Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Entrepreneur Staff
Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East

More From Aby Sam Thomas

Editor's Note

As An Entrepreneur, Being Self-Aware Can Only Ever Do You Good

Take a good honest look at yourself, and critically examine how people you interact with on a regular basis respond to your actions.
Innovators

Competitive Advantage: Abdulwahed Juma, Executive Vice President of Brand and Corporate Communications, du

UAE telco du's differentiating wins aren't based on typical telco metrics.
Entrepreneurs

Good Things Come In Threes: JustClean's Management Talk Running A Scalable Business

JustClean co-founders Athbi Al-Enezi and Nouri Al-Enezi, and CEO Mohammad Jaffar talk about running a scalable business.
Careem

"The UAE Has Come Of Age In Terms Of Tech Prowess" - Muna Al Gurg, The Only Emirati Investor In Careem, On The Company's Acquisition By Uber

As the only individual Emirati shareholder in Careem, Al Gurg, who's the Director of Retail at Easa Al Gurg Group, has been hailed for her role in enabling the creation of the Middle East's biggest ever tech success story.
Entrepreneurs

From Japan To Dubai: Founder Ahmed Tahnoon On Creating Spheerz To Serve Japanese Takoyaki

Tahnoon decided that if there was no place in the UAE serving takoyaki to his liking, then he'd create one of his own.
Acquisitions

A Milestone For the MENA Startup Ecosystem: Uber Acquires Careem For US$3.1 Billion

The deal will see Careem becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber, though Careem will continue to operate independently under the leadership of current CEO and co-founder Mudassir Sheikha.
Entrepreneurs

Ideas Take Flight: How Expo 2020 Helped Turn A Student Project Into A Fully-Fledged Startup

How Project You, a project by university students in the UAE, with support from Expo 2020 Dubai, turned into a fully-fledged startup.
Innovators

Leading The Change: Imad Kreidieh, Chairman, Ogero

Ogero -referred to as the "engine" for the country's Ministry of Telecommunications- has been tasked with upgrading the nation's existing (and outdated) copper wire infrastructure with fibre optic cables, which is expected to have a massive (and long-awaited) positive impact on internet connectivity and speeds.
Innovators

Courage And Conviction: Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President, Thumbay Group

With an IPO planned for 2023, the Founder President of Thumbay Group is taking his UAE-born business conglomerate to the global stage.
Editor's Note

Staying The Course: What It Means To Work In A Startup

Working at a startup is hardly, if ever, as glamorous as it may seem on Instagram- rest assured that startup life is more about "#WorkHard" than "#PartyHard."
E-commerce

Moving On: Namshi Co-Founder Hosam Arab Steps Down As CEO Of The E-Commerce Enterprise

Arab's resignation comes about two weeks after Namshi announced its complete acquisition by Emaar Malls, the retail arm of the Dubai-headquartered Emaar Properties, by buying out Global Fashion Group's stake in the company.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Dubai Chamber's Chamberthon In Rwanda Pairs Entrepreneurs From The UAE And Africa To Build A Cross-Border Mentorship Program

The 20 entrepreneurs selected for this exercise had to work together in teams to come up with proposals for a three-month-long cross-border mentorship program for startups that Dubai Chamber wants to initiate between the UAE and the African continent.
Editor's Note

Breaking Free: Rejecting Big Tech's Notification Frenzy

An insight on how a simple decision can cause a marked improvement in one's well-being.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Stepping Up: Serial Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk

In his first Middle East appearance, the VaynerX Chairman makes his presence felt at the 2018 Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival by not sugarcoating the realities of startup life.
Entrepreneurs

Impacting Entrepreneurship: Abdelhameed Sharara, CEO And Co-founder, RiseUp Summit

The CEO and co-founder of RiseUp Summit is catalyzing Egypt's entrepreneurial ecosystem with his platform's consistent year-on-year growth.