Mohammad Alshaya heads one of Kuwait’s wealthiest business conglomerates, the Alshaya Group. The group is involved in a wide range of interests including real estate, construction, hospitality, advertising, and IT in the Middle East. It is also the regional franchisee of many international companies including Starbucks, H&M, Foot Locker, Mothercare, Debenhams, River Island, Topshop, Office Depot, and PF Chang’s. The Group has also expanded into Central Europe including the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia. Alshaya graduated from Kuwait University with bachelor's degree in Marketing and holds an MBA from Wharton School of Business.