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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Mohammed Alshaya is Executive Chairman of Alshaya Group, a dynamic multinational business and family owned enterprise which was founded in 1890 in Kuwait.  He is also Chairman of Mabanee Company SAK, the development company behind Kuwait’s leading mall development, The Avenues, one of the world’s largest retail and entertainment destinations.  

He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Alshaya in 1990 and Executive Chairman in 2007.  He has played an integral part in the development of the company, driving its rapid growth and expansion across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe.

Bringing a rich choice of world-leading brands, services and experience to millions of customers, Alshaya’s portfolio extends across retail, food, leisure and hospitality, through to property investment, commercial trading, joint ventures and mall developments – delivered by a team of 60,000 people. 

As a leading international franchise operator Alshaya partners with nearly 90 of the world’s most recognised brands - including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle Outfitters, Boots, The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s, Pottery Barn and KidZania - to operate over 4,000 stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, and a growing online business.  

Alshaya Group is also a major shareholder in Mabanee which is the largest real estate development company in Kuwait.

Mr. Alshaya is an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), in recognition of his services in developing British-Arab business, and a member of the International Business Advisory Council for London.  

He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Arab Thought Foundation; the Foreign Direct Investment Council of Turkey; the International Leadership Board of Cleveland Clinic; and the Board of Trustees of the Red Sea Foundation. He holds a BA in Marketing from Kuwait University. He also holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania)..

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Executive Chairman, Alshaya Real Estate Development Company since 1993
Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from a university in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

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Member of the Board of Directors, Alshaya Group
Executive Chairman, Alshaya Trading Company
Vice Chairman, Al Ahlia Insurance Company
Member of the Board of Directors, Kuwait Finance Center
Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineers from Kuwait University

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Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Automotive Imports Company (W.L.L.), where he has been working since 1973
Member of the Board of Directors, Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Member of the Board of Directors, Kuwait Investment Company
Chairman, Kuwait Union of Automobile Agents (1983-2000)
Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economy from Kuwait University

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General Manager, Abdul Aziz Saud Al Fulaij General Trading Establishment
General Manager, Bubiyan Fisheries Company
Sits on the Board of Directors of several banks in Kuwait and Bahrain
Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Grand View University, USA

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Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

Member of the Board, Kuwait Livestock Transport and Trading Company

Secretary of the Board, National Industries Group

Held a number of positions in several companies

Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Ain Sham University in Egypt, a Diploma in Information Systems Management from Forest College in the UK, and an MBA in Corporate Leadership and Administration from Cairo University.

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Chief Executive Officer, MH Alshaya Company
Held a number of administrative positions in the USA across several industries, including transportation, supply, distribution, international trade and food services
Holds A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA