Sheikh Mubarak Al Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al Sabah (Founder and Chairman) is a business leader and prominent figure in the Kuwait commerce and social sectors. He has been instrumental in spearheading a number of real estate, hospitality and investment projects, which have all served to raise international standards in Kuwait and the Middle East. Sheikh Mubarak has a distinguished academic record; he holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge (UK), and a BA (Hons.) in Politics with Economics from the University of Buckingham (UK). In addition, he is a graduate of The Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst (UK), and served in the Kuwaiti Armed Forces, as an Armoured Officer. Sheikh Mubarak was also conferred the highest French civilian distinction, Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) in January 2017. He is the Vice Chairman of Action Group Holdings (AGH), a Kuwait based investment company with particular emphasis on real estate development and acquisitions in the GCC, Europe and Australia. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Action Real Estate (K.S.C.C), one of Kuwait’s major private real estate companies that has a portfolio of assets across the Middle East. Sheikh Mubarak has been on several boards of companies and is the founding Chairman of Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C., a public listed company of Kuwait. He also serves as a board member of EQUATE, Kuwait’s first and largest international joint venture in the petrochemical sector. Sheikh Mubarak is currently on the board of Egypt Kuwait Holdings, a MENA investment company with a diversified portfolio of investments, listed in the Kuwait and Egypt stock exchange. He was honoured as a Young Global Leader (YGL) in 2009 by the World Economic Forum, and is also a member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Sheikh Mubarak is a member of YPO-WPO International since August 2010, and a number of other professional organisations; he also has a particular interest in international affairs. In addition, he is a member of The Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Kuwait Economic Society and is also actively involved in Kuwait-British Relations. As Founder and Chairman of Action Hotels PLC, Sheikh Mubarak provides direction for the executive team and overseas the setting and implementation of the company’s direction and strategy. Through his extensive network of relationships across the region and within the hotel industry, Sheikh Mubarak is actively involved in the identification of new developments and opportunities.