Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Entrepreneur Staff
Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East

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Franchise

Marj Group's Namir Hourani On Bringing New York City Concept Just Salad To The UAE

"Every opportunity I've invested in was a unique experience, and special for me in its own way. Just Salad is probably the one I'm most passionate about."
Editor's Note

Souq's Suitors: A Win-Win Scenario, Either Way It Goes

As Dash Ventures Managing Director Omar J. Sati put it: "An exit is an exit. Whether Amazon or Emaar, both [are] equally significant, and both [are] vital to the ecosystem's development and sustainability."
Innovators

Onward And Upward: Cadillac Middle East Regional Sales And Marketing Manager Nadim Ghrayeb

Cadillac is undergoing a transformation in terms of its image and messaging- and Ghrayeb wants to show that the brand is living and breathing what it stands for.
Innovators

Incubating Innovation: Sheraa Chairperson H.E. Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi

Sheraa Chairperson H.E. Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi discusses harnessing the entrepreneurial skills of the region's youth.
Startups

Designed In Dubai: UAE Startup YaHalla Wants To Stand Out As An Emirati Tech Brand

YaHalla founder and CEO Bader Samir Tayeb on how the Smart City vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai inspired him to set up his business.
Editor's Note

Working For An Entrepreneur Is Nearly As Hard As Being An Entrepreneur

For all of the conversation about the bravery of entrepreneurs in building businesses, there isn't enough being said about the daring shown by the people who work for these upstart founders.
Innovators

Setting An Example: Zain Jordan CEO Ahmad Hanandeh

Through its establishment of the Zain Innovation Campus, this corporate is showing other Middle East companies how to effectively support the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem
Innovators

Surging Ahead: Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman And Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare

After three decades of success, the Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare is now leading his company to its next phase of growth.
Editor's Note

Your Ideas Are Great- But Do You Also Know How To Get Them Implemented?

I love people who come to me with ideas. But I hate people who come to me with only ideas.
Innovators

Careem Egypt Managing Director Wael Fakharany On The Transition From Google To Startup Life

Given its massive population, Egypt is an important market for Careem in the MENA region, and the company has been steadily growing its brand in the country, with its services now available in the six cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Damanhour, Mansoura, Tanta and Hurghada.
entrepreneurship education

Making It Count: INJAZ Bahrain's H.H. Shaikha Hessa Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa

"I'm a Bahraini citizen, and I firmly believe in citizenship- what your country has given to you, you have to give back to your country."
Editor's Note

How You Respond To Criticism Says A Lot About Your Entrepreneurial Skills

As we are at the start of 2017, let's resolve to take on all of the opportunities and challenges that are going to be thrown at us with the right attitudes.
Innovators

Mahmood Shaikhani, Managing Director, Shaikhani Group On Running (And Growing) The Family Business

In a region where over 80% of businesses are either owned or controlled by families, it's easy to note the similarities between the growth stories of the Shaikhani Group of Companies and other family businesses based here in the Middle East.
Entrepreneur Ecosystems

Action Over Policy: Hany Fahmy Aly, Executive Vice President - Enterprise Business, du

Besides operating a separate team to provide training and support to its SME suppliers, UAE telco du says it also has a procurement system in place to identify SME partners- a system that it continuously evaluates and improves.
Venture Capital

Disrupting Venture Capital: How PROOF VC Fund Aims To Invest Only In The "Hits"

The new PROOF VC Fund will invest in capital alongside a select group of early-stage VC firms in their best performing companies.