Industry: Retail and E-commerce
Company: MH Alshaya Company
Designation: Executive chairman
Ever since the opening of its first Mothercare store in Kuwait in 1983, Alshaya has become a pioneer in the region’s retail industry, and has brought over 80 of the world’s most recognised and beloved brands to the region, including Starbucks, the Cheesecake Factory, Boots and Victoria’s Secret. Today, the company has a workforce of over 50,000 in more than 3,500 stores across the MENA, Russia, Turkey and Europe. In 2017, Alshaya’s achievements were recognised in the form of an Arabian Business Award.