Top CEOs In The Middle East
Rank: #39

John Hadden

Sector: Retail
Company: Alshaya Group
Designation: CEO
Nationality: British
Residence: Kuwait

The Alshaya Group employs over 44,000 people across 2,800 stores in the Middle East, Europe, and Russia. Before joining Alshaya, Hadden was the director of store development for Starbucks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Alshaya is the one of  largest franchisers for Starbucks in the region. In December 2020, Hadden announced an agreement with Disney that gives Alshaya exclusive rights in the Middle East to open Disney store “Shop-in-Shop” locations.