Aby Sam Thomas

Entrepreneur Staff
Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East

Aby Sam Thomas is the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Middle East. In this role, Aby is responsible for leading the publication on its editorial front, while also working to build the brand and grow its presence across the MENA region through the development and execution of events and other programming, as well as through representation in conferences, media, etc.

Aby has been working in journalism since 2011, prior to which he was an analyst programmer with Accenture, where he worked with J. P. Morgan Chase's investment banking arm at offices in Mumbai, London, and New York. He holds a Master's Degree in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.  

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Entrepreneurs

As The Middle East's First Prevention-Focused Insurance Solution, Dubai-Based Startup Wellx Aims To Build Healthier Communities In The Region

Having launched in 2022, Wellx has been able to bring to market wellness-backed health and life insurance offerings, in conjunction with some of the largest players in the insurance space.

Starting a Business

UAE-Based Ethical Luxury Brand Abadia Is Reimagining Fashion For The Contemporary Woman

The label is steeped in the culture and heritage of the Middle East, and Abadia particularly stands out from its peers in the region with its commitment to making use of local artisans -who are mostly women.

Growth Strategies

Pickl Founder Stephen Flawith's Bet On "Fresh, Fast Food, Using The Finest Ingredients" Is Paying Off In The UAE (And Beyond)

Flawith believes that it is Pickl's trifecta menu of cheeseburgers, plant-based burgers, and fried chicken sandos -all of which can stand on their own merit- that makes the brand stand out in the Middle East's crowded F&B scene.

Starting a Business

UAE-Based Edtech Startup Ostaz Is On A Mission To Become A One-Stop-Shop For Education

Since its launch in 2018 in Lebanon, Ostaz -which was formerly known as Synkers- has been growing from strength to strength, with it now able to boast of the presence of over 1,000 subject matter experts on the platform.

Starting a Business

Boss Lady: Tyra Banks Is Going All In On Her Entrepreneurial Persona With Her Ice-Cream Venture, Smize & Dream

Smize & Dream is the result of Banks' lifelong love for ice-cream, with her first memory of it being a hand-churned vanilla variety that her great-grandmother used to make for her when she was a young child.

Entrepreneurs

Setting The Trend: Rabih Fakhreddine, Founder And CEO, 7 Management

"Competition does not bother us," Fakhreddine declares. "Our originality and uniqueness guarantee that we remain ahead of the curve."