Samuel Wendel


7 months ago

Innovators Guiding Influences

Despite a downturn in advertising and little hope of finding venture capital, Insydo's CEO and founder Tanaz Dizadji  managed to grow with $3 million of funding.
By Samuel Wendel 15 min read
1 year ago

IBM Is Reinventing Itself, And Blockchain Is The Key

IBM’s Middle East and Africa head Takreem El-Tohamy is steering the firm to focus on emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence.
By Samuel Wendel 21 min read
1 year ago

Master Of Innovation

With 69 markets under his command, Mastercard’s president for the Middle East and Africa Raghu Malhotra is expanding the company’s footprint in the region by using technology such as mobile wallets...
By Samuel Wendel 24 min read
1 year ago

Oracle Regional Head Is Going All In With Cloud Computing

Even a veteran corporate man like Abdulrahman Al Thehaiban admits the recent rise of cloud computing came as a bit of a shock—and as Oracle’s top executive in the Middle East, he’s pretty much seen...
By Samuel Wendel 22 min read
1 year ago

Microsoft Regional Head Leading The Company Through A Digital Revolution

Microsoft was long known for founder Bill Gate’s vision of “a computer on every desk and in every home”. Today the software company can be said to have played a role in every home in Dubai at...
By Samuel Wendel 24 min read
1 year ago


Lebanon’s Nadine Labaki  is the latest in a long line of Arab filmmakers to snag an award at the prestigious film festival.
By Samuel Wendel 3 min read
1 year ago

Rising Stars: Female Arab Entrepreneurs In The Limelight

From raising funds to winning awards, here are female entrepreneurs and innovators with ties to MENA who stood out in the last 12 months.
By Samuel Wendel 5 min read
1 year ago

The Luxury Closet’s Kunal Kapoor Wants To Tap Demand For Pre-owned Designer Items In The Middle East

The Luxury Closet founder Kunal Kapoor built one of the biggest online marketplaces for pre-owned luxury goods in the Middle East, thanks to $18.7 million in funding from respected local venture...
By Samuel Wendel 14 min read