Sunday, 31 March 2019

Kanoo Machinery, Perkins hold Training Workshop to further enhance services in the Region

Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Machinery and Perkins held a 3-day ‘Parts Improvement Workshop’ in Dubai which was attended by Kanoo Machinery Divisional Parts and Workshop Managers from UAE, KSA, Bahrain and Oman, held from 18th to 20th March 2019. Perkins’ active participation in the workshop further demonstrated their commitment to Kanoo Machinery who is the appointed Perkins Distributor for the GCC region and Yemen.

Regional Power Manager Graeme De Villiers states, “This workshop aims to improve collaboration between Perkins and Kanoo Machinery and to optimise the level of after-sales and service support that we offer to our valued customers across the region.”

“Also, the main objective of the workshop was to bring senior personnel together from both Perkins and Kanoo Machinery to review how we do business today, identify opportunities and areas of improvement on both sides, and work as a team to draft a plan incorporating our findings and potential new initiatives, programs, processes to drive sales growth in your region”, he added.
Perkin’s product leaders and presenters in attendance were Damien Ferguson (Commercial Manager), Rob Collard (EAME Regional Manager), Anton Zimmermann (Strategy & Governance Manager), Mark Blencowe (Business Manager), Penny Clark (Finance Business Manager), and Adrian Talbot (Product and Marketing Manager).

The workshop gave attendees a deep look into specific topics through hands-on interaction and experiential learning exercises, with the active participation of all involved which resulted in a very successful workshop and a clear plan of action going forward.  

Thursday, 28 March 2019

International Day of Happiness celebrated at The Kanoo Group’s Dubai headquarters

Dubai, UAE: Members of the management, senior executives, and employees of The Kanoo Group joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day of Happiness on March 20, 2019, with exciting treats and fun activities held at The Kanoo Group’s Dubai headquarters.

Ms. Maha Kanoo, Head of HR and Marketing said, “We are proud to celebrate this special occasion that promotes happiness at The Kanoo Group and across the world. It’s a call to action to inspire people to help make a happier place by intentionally engaging in small acts of kindness to share and spread happiness.”

“At The Kanoo Group, we underscore the importance of happiness and well-being of our employees which are key factors in the success of any business and towards a sustainable future for all.”

Mr. Fahad Kanoo, Acting CEO - The Kanoo Group (UAE & Oman) and Mr. Ahmed Fawzi Kanoo, YBA Kanoo Member of the Board of Directors, together with Mr. Jameel Al Sharaf, Head of Corporate Services and Ms. Marwah Al Saad, Group HR Manager, also joined the important gathering.
See also: The Kanoo Group hosts the 20th Kanoo Blood Donation Drive
The venue at The Kanoo Group’s HR Department was decorated with colourful balloons, with fun activities such as posting happiness thoughts on smiley stickers to be posted on the Smiley Board. Employees as well gathered around in small groups and enjoyed refreshments and finger food from a number of food stalls, dedicated to the occasion.

As the main organizer of the event, Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy, HR Manager - Employee Services & Emiratisation (UAE & Oman) said, “I would like to express my appreciation & gratitude to those who have supported us during the Happiness Day celebration.  It was indeed a successful event which showed our teamwork.”

She added, “As employees, we all can contribute towards a positive and healthy working environment among our teams. Spread happiness, it is contagious!”

The event ended with laughter and smiles on everyone’s faces, with some saying that the Happiness Day ignites an optimistic approach and a ‘happiness’ mission towards life that would bring an impact and change to the world.
See also: Kanoo Travel participates in roadshows in support for ‘Happiness Carnival’ 

About The Kanoo Group

‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

The Kanoo Group hosts the 20th Kanoo Blood Donation Drive

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group, as part of its CSR programmes for the year, hosted the 20th Kanoo Blood Donation Drive held at its Bur Dubai office on 11th March 2019. Employees, as well as staff from joint ventures were encouraged to donate blood at the event which was organised by the Marketing Department, in cooperation with the Blood Donation Center - Latifa Hospital.

A total of 62 successful donors out of over 80 volunteers from the group contributed remarkably in favour of the success of the campaign to save lives and to encourage more employees to get involved in the community.

The campaign is also designed to raise awareness about the need for safe blood donations. In line with this drive, the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Blood Donation Centre launched the ‘Dami’ blood donation app which allows blood donors to answer donation eligibility questionnaire and read pre-donation educational material through their mobile phones before they give blood.

Ms. Maha Kanoo, Head of HR and Marketing, said, “Coming together and uniting for a common cause can really make a huge impact. Helping people in need especially saving lives is the greatest form of kindness one can offer to a fellow human being.”
In response to the success of the initiative, Mr. Ali Islim, Marketing Manager (UAE & Oman) remarked, “We are delighted by the good turnout of employees who supported the noble cause which has increased from last year’s number. I hope this would serve as a source of inspiration for others in the future.”

He added, “We thank all blood donors for their commitment and how they have touched lives in immeasurable ways. Remember that one donation can save up to three lives!”
The blood donors each received a token of appreciation from The Kanoo Group for their active participation in the recent blood campaign.
Listed below are the names of blood donors in the 20th Kanoo Blood Donation Drive, in alphabetical order:

1. Abdul Khader Abdul Subhan
2. Abdulkadir Abdulhusen Bandukwala
3. Ahmar Farooqui
4. Ajith Kumar Puthusserikunnel * Nair
5. Anjleen Neelima Thomas Kachhap
6. Arun Kumar Bellan Manigandan
7. Bangari Rajanna
8. Bharat Ishwar Jashnani Ishwar Khanchand
9. Charlie Versoza Rollon
10. Christiano John Dmello
11. Clement Dsouza
12. Elton Pereira
13. Faisal Ali Zahid Ali
14. Gamuchirai Matenda
15. Iftikhar Uddin Zahigum Ud Din
16. Ismail Kather Maideen
17. Jaber Abdallah Mohamad Zanda
18. Jennalene Baysic Batol
19. Joy Sayson De Los Santos
20. Kalpesh Babubhai Rathod
21. Kaushal Bharatbhai Pandya
22. Khalender Mahmood Khan
23. Lijo Gilbert
24. Madhav Ravi
25. Malien Asanka Halangoda
26. Mohamed Rasool Bakhsh Khuda Bakhsh Al Bulushi
27. Mohammad Khaled Mohammad Alsholi
28. Mohammed Ismail Saleh Alahwal
29. Mohd Murshid Mohd Abdel Hafez
30. Mudassir Adeel Mohammad
31. Muhammad Faraz Alam Khan Muhammad Ayaz
32. Nabin Shrestha Babu Lal Shrestha
33. Nandika Roshan Ranchagodage
34. Natarajan Venkataraman Mahalingam
35. Nyasha Hikira Makunere
36. Omran Mehaboob Khan Pathan
37. Prasanth Pozhath Manghat
38. Pratik Mahendra Dawda
39. Qusai Habib
40. Ragini Amar Shah
41. Ram Chandra Bhattarai
42. Ramesh Varakkoth Kalliatan
43. Regyath Thaiparambil Abdul Hameed
44. Ronald Bontipula Morales
45. Rony Rodrigues
46. Sanath Puspa Kumara Hewa Dahanage
47. Sandra Magdalene Thuring
48. Sreeraman Ganapathy Kumaranchettiar
49. Sunil Kumar Nediyirippil Asokan
50. Supreeya Doran
51. Telge Chatura Piyamantha Peiris
52. Tennangara Patabadige Virosh Rehan Perera
53. Tito Thomas Younan
54. Valentino Victorino Reyes
55. Venkatesan Kayathur Krishnaswamy
56. Vipin Ravindranath
57. Viraj Nandika Jayalath Jayalath Arachchige
58. Vivek Pottekkat Balakrishnan
59. W Mudiyanselage Mahasara Yasminda Bandara Iddawela
60. Wasantha Kumara Langappuli
61. Yasir Majeed Khan
62. Zahir Abbas Bhati

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Kanoo Travel participates in roadshows in support for ‘Happiness Carnival’

McDermott's Spring International Travel Fair Happiness Carnival
Kanoo Travel participated in a series of roadshows on Happiness Carnival, an event that underlines the importance of promoting positive values and the spirit of optimism and happiness among employees, in line with the UAE’s commitment to becoming the happiest country in the world. 

A host of fun activities and exhibitions were recently held at ENOC and McDermott headquarters in Dubai respectively, as organisers for the Carnival Day, where Kanoo Travel was one of the invited participants.
The ENOC’s 2-day event showcased a comprehensive program of discounts and features from over 40 participating companies across the UAE in different sectors such as the travel & tourism, health and beauty, hospitality, among others.

The carnival was hosted for ENOC employees where it has a diverse workforce of around 1,000 in its Headquarters and 13,000 across the UAE.
Kanoo Travel’s Mr. Rajesh Kutty, Regional Client Manager (UAE & Oman) & Ms. Nehaa Chomal, Sr. Sales Account Manager
exhibit at
McDermott Spring International Travel Fair
Happiness Carnival
Similarly, McDermott also invited Kanoo Travel and other partners to their Spring International Travel Fair Happiness Carnival, which is being held every year, to highlight the company’s commitment to ‘Happiness’. It hosted more than 2,000 participants representing over 200 nationalities. 
Mr. Satendra, Valmiki, Holiday Specialist presents Kanoo Travel’s
latest products and services at the ENOC Carnival Day
Aubrey Heldt, General Manager (UAE & Oman) – Kanoo Travel, said, “We are honoured to participate in such events that promote the overall well-being of employees and contribute to a positive and happy society. These are some of the great platforms where one of the largest travel management companies in the MENA region, Kanoo Travel, can feature its new product and service capabilities.

Nehaa Chomal, Sr. Sales Account Manager, on behalf of Kanoo Travel
receives a
Certificate of Recognition
at the ENOC Carnival Day

Zaeem Gama, Interim Executive General Manager – Kanoo Travel said, “Joining these vibrant, inclusive and inspiring carnivals –themed around Happiness– are indeed significant and commendable. These initiatives are in line with The International Day of Happiness that is celebrated in the UAE and around the world.”

Kanoo Travel also received a ‘Certificate of Recognition’ for its active participation in the ENOC Carnival Day (ENOC Admin Services) which was signed by Husam Albeshr, Group Head – HR Shared Services, ENOC.
See also: The 20th Kanoo Blood Donation Drive

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