Cheikh Mboup

Businessman & Entrepreneur

Cheikh Mboup is a highly accomplished businessman and academic who has made education and social responsibility the cornerstones of his career. Originally from Senegal, West Africa, Cheikh has lived in 11 different nations before coming to the United States for an American education. He graduated summa cum laude from Lehigh University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and statistics and went on to earn an MBA in economics and international business from Jacksonville University. Cheikh also holds a doctorate in economics and international business from Argosy University.

Cheikh’s career has been marked by an unwavering commitment to education and social responsibility. He started his career in the grocery business, working his way up from store director to district director. Cheikh then transitioned to work for private equity firms before becoming COO and President of Edible Arrangements, where he oversaw the company’s operations in the United States, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. He left Edible Arrangements to become CEO of SSH Investments, where he continues to use his business acumen to make a positive impact in the world.

Throughout his career, Cheikh has remained committed to using education as a tool for empowerment. He created the Cheikh Mboup Scholarship for Single Mothers to support single mothers who are pursuing higher education. Cheikh believes that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and creating a brighter future for families and communities.

Today, Cheikh is a respected academic and successful entrepreneur who has made a significant impact in the world of business and education. His dedication to education and social responsibility continues to inspire and empower individuals around the world.

Professional Credentials

education background

  • Earned a PhD in Economics & International Business from Argosy University in 2016
  • Completed the Strategic Management of Growth Companies Certificate from Harvard University in 2012
  • Earned a Master’s in Business Administration in Economics and International Business from Jacksonville University in 2011
  • Graduated summa cum laude from Lehigh University with a Bachelor’s in Finance and Statistics in 2004

Professional Experience

  • CEO at SSH Investments
  • Launched and operated over 23 franchises before joining SSH Investments
  • Previously served as the President and COO at Edible Arrangements, responsible for global operations, real estate, and construction for over 1200 locally owned and operated outlets
  • Held various positions with Lone Star Funds under its formerly owned brand Winn-Dixie Stores

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Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Cheikh Mboup and the Cheikh Mboup Scholarship for Single Mothers. We believe that education is a powerful tool for empowerment and are committed to supporting single mothers in their pursuit of higher education. If you have any questions or would like to get involved with our scholarship program, please do not hesitate to contact us. Together, we can make a positive impact in the world.


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