Sami Khoreibi

President and CEO of Enviromena Power Systems
TurningPoint: An "Entrepreneurial Eureka Moment" while touring the Middle East.

imgAt the age of six, Sami Khoreibi was selling lemonade by the glass and peddling gently used books to his neighbours.  When he was eight, he helped design an automated feather duster. Khoreibi was always an aspiring entrepreneur but it was when he got to London, Ontario that he really began to soar. Within six months of graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Khoreibi and three partners started Camdex Energy, an oil and gas company based in Toronto. “I spent a lot of time traveling, especially in the Middle East”. He learned about the Masdar Initiative and its goal to make Abu Dhabi an epicenter in renewable energies.

“I had an entrepreneurial eureka moment.”

Enviromena Power Systems was formed in 2007 and is now on it’s way to becoming the largest solar energy company in the Middle East and North Africa. Sami is once again soaring but admits any business venture can be a roller coaster ride of ups and downs.

“You can’t let them impact you or the positive attitude required to be a successful entrepreneur.”

Sami Khoreibi’s Secrets to Success

Dive into the deep end
Take advice from those you trust
Be winning to share the pie with people who can add value
Be prepared for ups and downs