Dr Meshaal Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Business Administration from Kuwait University. In 2006, he was awarded an MBA degree in General and Strategic Management (with distinction) from the accredited Kuwait Branch of Maastricht School of Management (the Netherlands). In 2012, he earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Portsmouth Business School. The title of his thesis was “Resource curse reduction through innovation: The case of Kuwait”. Dr Meshaal Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah has enjoyed more than a decade of extensive work experience in prominent positions. He is currently the Assistant Undersecretary for the Kuwait Foreign Investment Bureau (KFIB); a division within the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. His mandate is to attract foreign direct investment into Kuwait; to attain the national economic and social development goals, including the transfer of technology; and to create jobs and training opportunities for Kuwaitis, as well as supporting the domestic private sector. He is optimistic about the future of Kuwait and maintains that the time honoured traditions and culture of the people and leadership of Kuwait will hold it in good stead. Dr Meshaal Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah lives and works by the motto: “lead by doing and be effective by your optimism”.