Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Entrepreneur Staff
Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East

More From Aby Sam Thomas

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.
Editor's Note

Get Set For The New Year: Refresh, Regroup, And Recharge

Learn to be kinder to yourself (and your team).
Leadership Strategy

When It's Time For A Break, Take One

Sometimes you really need to disconnect.
Editor's Note

Mr. Nice Guy Gets The Job Done

When you deal with people that -you think- are behaving in a problematic way, it may be well worth your while to have an open mind, listen to the other's perspective, and then try to find a way to work with them in a way that's agreeable to you as well.
Innovators

Mindful Management: Entrepreneur And Financier Shailesh Dash

Al Masah Capital founder Shailesh Dash discusses making strategic future-proofing (and portfolio growth) tangible.
Entrepreneurs

Cooking Up A Win: Zuma Co-Founder Rainer Becker

The chef-turned-entrepreneur on how he made it big on the global F&B scene.
Editor's Note

Support Systems: What To Do When Things Seem To Be Going Out Of Control

Don't be afraid to ask for help- it will only ever do you good.
Leadership

Follow The Leader: Ahmed Khouri, Managing Director, Union Properties

"A company that doesn't innovate in its operations and products cannot survive in the marketplace nowadays."
successful entreprenuers

Follow The Leader: Jean-Michel Gauthier, CEO, Oliv

Jean-Michel Gauthier, CEO, Oliv, started his company with an aim to reduce youth unemployment in the Arab world.
Creative Entrepreneur

Follow The Leader: Mohammad Saeed Al-Shehhi, CEO, Dubai Design District (d3)

d3's hosting of the annual Dubai Design Week has led to more than more than 70,000 people visit the location over a period of five days
Leadership

Follow The Leader: Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, Group CEO, KBW Investments

Founded by HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal in 2013, KBW Investments has managed to steadily make its mark in the region's business landscape, thanks to the various enterprises under its helm carving out successes of their own in their respective industry sectors.