Mohammed A. Alshaya
- Mohammed Alshaya is Executive Chairman of the Alshaya group of businesses which were founded in 1890 in Kuwait.
- He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1990 and Executive Chairman in 2007, and has played an integral part in the development of the company driving its rapid growth and expansion.
Alshaya Group partners with some of the world's leading brands. Through its retail division, Alshaya is a leading international franchise operator for over 70 of the world's most recognized retail brands, including Victoria's Secret, Starbucks, and H&M, among others. Alshaya is a major shareholder in Mabanee Company SAK, the development company behind Kuwait's leading mall development, The Avenues.
Mohammed Alshaya is a member of a variety of boards including the Supreme Council of Planning and Development and the Supreme Council of Education for the State of Kuwait, the Board of Trustees of the Arab Thought Foundation, and the Board of Trustees of Mentor Foundation (International).
He is chairman of Mabanee, and he is a member of the Foreign Direct Investment Council of Turkey. He is also an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition of his services in developing British-Arab business. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and is a member of the Wharton Board of Overseers.