THE PEOPLE BEHIND SMASHBURGER

Yousef Shamlan Al Essa – Founder and Chairman of Kayan Restuarants

Yousef has an established track record spanning over a decade covering a diverse portfolio of capability areas within economic sectors and geographical regions. Yousef's educational background includes a B.A in International Economics from Georgetown University and a MBA from Harvard University which has helped him achieve a stellar career with many international and regional achievements across a wide range of industries and business models. He has held multiple leadership and executive roles with international organizations in the fields of investment banking, corporate development, business startups, project management and strategic consultancy in financial, organizational and restructuring services.

Current Positions:
Chairman; Kayan International
Chairman; MESK Holdings
Chairman: George Town advisors
Chief Executive Officer; Amwal International Investments Co
Board Director, Prime Cuts Meat Co, Kuwait
Board Director; Massaleh Investment Company
Board Director: First Education Holdings B.S.C (c), Bahrain;
Board Director: Al Deera Holding, Kuwait;
Board Director: (Investment Committee) Tatweer Infrastructure Company, Qatar;
Board Director: (Investment Committee) Ettizan, Qatar

Previous Positions:
Chief Executive Officer: Addax Bank, Bahrain;
Chairman: First Education Holdings B.S.C (c), Bahrain;
Vice Chairman: Ishraq Gulf Real Estate Company, Bahrain;
Vice Chairman: Jordan Dubai Capital, Jordan;
Board Director: Saraya MENA Real Estate Fund, Jordan.