Based in the Sultanate of Oman, this high impact entrepreneurial executive is currently involved in diverse entrepreneurial activities. His core expertise is in brand recognition, business development, and turnaround & crisis management, gained through the cross cultural experience amassed over 17+ years in senior management roles across various sectors, particularly, IT.
Professionally, he is at present donning multiple hats, being the General Manager & Business Designer for the IT Company Intertech LLC and being the Organization mentor for multiple organisations like the media house Trifoil Advertising & Publishing SAOC, Muscat; and the design house Adventz, Muscat.
Inspired by start-ups, turnarounds and entrepreneurial ventures, and driven by an indomitable will to succeed, his managerial and entrepreneurial capabilities are underlined by his passion for work and life in general.
Career background includes various roles and responsibilities that span all phases of operational platforms, business development cycles, sales & marketing and post-sale professional services. Having started out as a marketing consultant in 2000, within a span of just a decade, he has made a name for himself in the field of management consultancy.
A momentous decision, taken early on in his career, was to steer away from big names, leaving large and enticing corporate entities for smaller, yet promising firms. In a latest example, He has been instrumental in a magical turnaround of the company Intertech in less than four months. He also brought about a turnaround for Adventz, and not only made the venture sustainable in less than six months, but also transformed it into the award winning top digital agency in Muscat that it is today. Establishing these firms into sustainable, profit making enterprises has given Dr. Baby Sam Saamuel the impetus to focus his skills in the direction of management consultancy, particularly in the field of turnaround and crises management.
A highly articulate independent thinker, he offers key focus in Tactic & Strategic Management, Strategic marketing consultancy, Branding, Innovation consulting and Turnaround management.
He is also very passionate about social empowerment and this reflects in his business decisions as well, since a major emphasis of work as Business Consultant and Business Mentor is in supporting and promoting small enterprises, particularly those with potential for community impact, such as social enterprises.
He is the President of Anjappam Charitable Trust, a social enterprise that is currently running an economy restaurant in India. Another project he is spearheading is 'Little Hugs', a children’s home in Kerala, India that is underway.
In Oman, he is involved with Knowledge Oman - the largest voluntary initiative in the Sultanate, as its Director, in their initiative to spread knowledge and impart education.
He was previously Senior Vice President of Knowledge Oman, where he was heading the Coaching & Mentoring Unit & leading Knowledge Oman in areas of Social Entrepreneurship Development, Strategic partnership, and Branding & Operations, including running the Social Entrepreneurship programs of KO in association with Riyada & C3.
Since 2016, he has been offering his services as an elected member and Director of the Board of Indian Schools in Oman, the consortium of 19 schools that are spread across the Sultanate. He is the Director In-charge of the Center for Special Education (CSE), a facility that caters to the special needs children in Oman along with four mainstream schools.
Educational background includes Master’s in Business Administration – MBA (Specialization- Marketing), Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management – PGDHRM (Specialization: HR) and a PHD in Entrepreneurship.
General Manager of InterTech LLC, Muscat, Oman - a post assumed in mid-2013 through which Dr. Baby Sam has been instrumental in singlehandedly bringing about a magical turnaround in InterTech’s finances first from the crisis of an all-time low to a state of normalcy within a period of months and then to the company’s highest ever growth since inception within just 2 years.
Business Designer & Organization Mentor for Trifoil Advertising & Publishing SAOC, a company that offers comprehensive solutions across diverse verticals such as Publishing, Advertising, Interactive, Events, Branding and Interiors.
Organization Mentor for a Design House in Oman, Adventz - a firm that has been winning Awards for its portfolios consecutively for the past few years and is currently rated as the top digital consultancy firm in Oman.
Consultant offering Turnaround Management, Strategic Consultancy & Business Mentoring & winner of 2015 Global Achievement Award for 'Business Consulting'.
Director & BOD member of Knowledge Oman, the award winning volunteer organisation in Oman. As a Director & BOD member, he is in charge of Branding & Enterprise & also offers services to KO Core Management in a mentoring & advisory capacity.
Director & BOD Member of Indian Schools in Oman, the apex body that oversees the functioning of the 19 Indian Schools in Oman.
Director in Charge, Center for Special Education, Oman
President, Anjappam Charitable Trust - a social enterprise food aid project
Business Advisor for a few start-up initiatives.
Investor in Innovative Business Ideas
Visiting Management Lecturer, Key note speaker for major university events / seminars, Panel discussions moderator etc.
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Dr. Sam extends his Mentoring to non governmental and non profit organisations, associations and individuals who seek to create an impact in the community.Click for more details
As an individual and as a consultant Dr. Baby Sam is always open towards associations and partnerships that add value to the society. Of special interests are endeavors that boost social entrepreneurship.Click for more details
Dr. Baby Sam brings with him diverse cross cultural experience and expertise. He is as committed and passionate about offering mentoring and strategic skills for social causes as for corporate ones.Click for more details
Dr. Baby Sam is a frequent and passionate orator on the topics and causes of interest.Click for more details
The maestro of our turnaround was Baby Sam. The story began two years back. We had huge losses & were in a crisis. We identified the major issues we had and listed down the problems that needed to be solved urgently and for two months we tried to do it alone. It was successful but was very slow. So we thought that we might as well make use of someone who is specialized in turnaround strategy and that is where Sam came in. He refined the strategy, came up with new ideas, and because he was not emotionally attached to the success or failure, he was able to identify a lot of things that helped make the turnaround successful.
I had the opportunity to work closely with Sam on the leading community knowledge-sharing platform in the Sultanate - (Knowledge Oman) in addition to other professional projects at a personal level. Sam is talented, hardworking and indeed a professional who is committed for great results. I have no doubt Sam would add great value to any organization he joins, works or partners with, as he did with me in various projects we worked together. Sam is a man anyone can depend on for impact and results!"
BabySam Samuel is a great team player and leading professional who has channeled his expertise to serving businesses and society. It’s been an honor working with BabySam at Knowledge Oman, a leading platform in the country for social innovation and knowledge-sharing, who has proven his dedication to giving back to society, leading solutions and impacting positive change."
Sam is someone to be looked up to in this region as a true professional. The Values, Business Ethics & Standards that he sets for himself and the organization is incredible. He is man who can conceptualize and deliver that Final Output that you are looking for as a client. A man of great integrity and values!"
Baby Sam has the knack of being a professional but at the same time maintain a highly cordial personal rapport with his clients, peers and colleagues. He brings in a great level of integrity and intelligence to his work and is a great team leader. He has the ability to take his personal career and the organization he works for to great heights.”
I have worked with BabySam for 5+ years now on different IT projects and he is one of the few real pro's in the region. BabySam combines in depth technical knowledge with first class marketing and sales skills. He has also grown Al Kay's from small start up to one of Oman's fastest growing ICT Company with major references.”
Baby Sam is one who is highly dependable, articulate, a great ambassador and extremely good sales and account manager. His relationship building stands out. To put it in the right perspective, he is someone who can be called the Man Friday who usually bails you out if you are short of numbers in adverse situations.”
Sam is a visionary guy. I've seen him turning a small startup company to a profitable venture in a very short period of time. Sam has a remarkable planning and execution capabilities with a strict timelines. On personal side he is a nice guy with good human values. I admire his PR skills and friendly nature.”
Baby SAM is man who knows in-depth of IT Solutions, In fact he always made us aware, what Auto ID Solution is all about. He has that edge in understanding the customer’s requirement and winning the confidence by bombarding all the technical stuff by which customer is Flattened. Hats off to SAM and I am sure I have not seen such person till know who has not only a Sales capability but he is a good Business Man.”
When I met Sam years back, he was a fresh MBA graduate with lot of ideas. I had marked him as a young entrepreneur who can reach heights and now he proved that I was right with his success stories. Through the years, we worked on various projects and I was impressed by his manner of doing business, managing people and his ability to come out with solutions for complex situations."
Baby Sam and I have worked in several sales opportunities and he is an excellent team player. He builds great rapport with his customers and team. He could easily manage the opportunity from start to finish and take lead." On the personal side, he is a fantastic personality, he run extra miles to get things done.”
He is a good personality and easy to work with. He has a natural charm which helps him win a prospect. Top Qualities: Great Communication Skills, Friendly, Responsible”
Consultants Review – 25 Most Promising Media & Crisis Management Consultants – 2017
"Top Business Leaders – a tribute to HM’s Leadership", a special edition book published by Oman Observer on the occasion of the 46th National Day, 2016
Economic Diversification: Challenges & Opportunities, published by Oman Observer in celebration of 46 years of Oman Renaissance.
The Social Sciences, 11 (5), Medwell Publication., 2016
First Oman Tech Awards Event Catalogue, 2016
As covered by Oman Observer’s Weekend Magazine, April 28, 2016
Asian Social Science; Vol. 12, No. 4; 2016
Oman in the Digital Age, published by Oman Observer for 45th National Day, 2015
8th Oman Web Awards Catalogue, 2014
Eternal Oman, published by Faces Oman for 43rd National Day, 2013
7th Oman Web Awards Catalogue, 2013