Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Entrepreneur Staff
Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East

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Building Brand Allegiance: Christopher Buxton, Managing Director, Lexus UAE

For Buxton, ensuring his customers have great experiences, throughout their transaction cycles, is key to furthering his business' growth.

Follow The Leader: Laoucine Kerbache, Dean and CEO, HEC Paris in Qatar

Kerbache is very tuned in on the changing dynamics of the Middle East economies, and is keen on having his organization cater to the specific needs of this particular region.

Follow The Leader: Thumbay Moideen, Founder President, Thumbay Group

Ask Moideen to what factors he attributes his company's success to, his modesty is easily apparent when he answers with a deference to the Thumbay Group's brand motto: Growth Through Innovation.

Follow The Leader: Mona Ataya, Founder And CEO, Mumzworld

"The life of an entrepreneur is not an easy one, and it's not for everyone."

Follow The Leader: Puneet Chhatwal, CEO, Steigenberger Hotel Group

The Germanic brand has been making inroads into markets all around the world, and Chhatwal definitely seems to be the right person to help Steigenberger realize its global goals.

Follow The Leader: Raghu Malhotra, President - Middle East and Africa, MasterCard

"We are on a journey to changing mindsets about cash through smaller achievements that began with one simple belief that payment is just a means– a facilitator of a specific, more meaningful experience."

Follow The Leader: H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Given the sheer scope and range of activities that Dubai Chamber associates itself with, and how successful they turn out to be, it must be said here that Buamim's leadership of the institution is, by itself, something that is worthy of praise.

Follow The Leader: Ahmed Abou Hashima, Chairman & CEO, Egyptian Steel

If the rate of growth of Hashima's enterprise is any indication, then here's an entrepreneur who's well on his way to becoming one of the region's most prominent businessmen.

Follow The Leader: Faisal Al Bannai, CEO, DarkMatter

Faisal Al Bannai is perhaps best known for being the founder of Axiom Telecom, a US$2.2 billion company established in 1997 that is today the official regional distributor for some of the most prominent electronic consumer brands in the world- and it is probably this distinction that makes most of us curious about his latest venture, DarkMatter.

Follow The Leader: H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

To say that Mashreq CEO H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair dreams big with whatever he does would probably be an understatement. Consider his latest endeavor, the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, of which he is the Chairman.
Editor's Note

Stepping Up To The Plate: Giving Entrepreneurs Their Due

When an entrepreneur is starting out, do be appreciative of their track record so far, their own particular set of skills and talents, and their abject belief in what they are about to set out to do.

Staying On Top Of Generation-T: The Next Web Co-Founder Patrick de Laive

Growth is definitely on the agenda for The Next Web, but de Laive isn't keen on doing new things at his company, just for the sake of doing them- he's insistent on the enterprise keeping to the ethos that it represents.
Women in Business

Entrepreneur Middle East's Achieving Women 2016: Noor Sweid

Leap Ventures Managing Partner Noor Sweid on encouraging entrepreneurship in MENA and how established businesses can support the region.
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.