Tuesday, 17 December 2019

The Kanoo Group bags nomination for Best Employer Brand at the 2019 LinkedIn awards

The Kanoo Group bags nomination for Best Employer Brand at the 2019 LinkedIn awards
Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned conglomerates in the region established in 1890, was shortlisted as a nominee for “Best Employer Brand 500 to 1000 employees” as one of the top employer brands in the region at the recently held LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards.

The prestigious award is a culmination of efforts of The Kanoo Group’s Marketing Team in adapting to the ever-changing social media and technology landscape when it comes to the field of employer branding and marketing.

LinkedIn, one the world’s biggest professional networking platforms, recognised and awarded The Kanoo Group as one of the sought-after employers across the MENA for its strong brand reputation through effective use of marketing communications in building talent, inclusion and diversity for employee engagement.

Ms. Maha Kanoo, General Manager for Admin, HR & Marketing (UAE & Oman) said, “Employer branding is the main key in attracting and engaging qualified job seekers. The success of this award lies in aligning employer brand with our corporate brand and business core values.”

Mr. Ali Islim, Marketing Manager (UAE & Oman) added, “While we manage the branding and marketing efforts across our social platforms, our strong employee experience on LinkedIn is mainly because of the support of the Management, as well as employees and followers who continue to engage (share, like and comment) on our page. We would like to thank you all for making this award possible.”

“I would like to commend my team for excellent work, Ramesh Varakkoth for the creative and designs, and Michelle Verzola for content and social media management, as well as Sundar Liwang for overall marketing assistance efforts.”

According to LinkedIn, the Best Employer Brand is powered by insights and driven by data, such as based on the number of followers and member engagement, as well as the frequency of posts on the LinkedIn page.

The Kanoo Group also won the “Best Talent Acquisition Team – Other MENA Countries” for two consecutive years at the LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards led by HR Talent Acquisition Team.

Mr. Mishal Kanoo, Chairman (UAE & Oman) and Mr. Fahad Kanoo, CEO (UAE & Oman) also expressed their warmest congratulations to the whole teams (Marketing & HR) for their achievement and well-deserved success.
The Kanoo Group bags nomination for Best Employer Brand at the 2019 LinkedIn awards

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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Kanoo Shipping South Africa handles first of this year’s flights to Antarctica

Kanoo Shipping South Africa handles first of this year’s flights to Antarctica
Kanoo Shipping is handling the first of this year's flights, the ‘Dassault Falcon 7X’, supporting various Antarctic Research bases. The operation is based in Cape Town which is the preferred gateway for the DROMLAN community. The season runs from November 2019 to February 2020.

Kanoo Shipping ̶ South Africa which assists a number national bases in Antarctica have commenced their Antarctic season and provides a range of services to support these bases, including logistics support for 10-12 flights & ship agency services for the general cargo vessel that sails to the ice shelf each year. 

The said gateway, the DROMLAN (Dronning Maud Land Air Network Project), is a coordinated project between 11 countries with bases in Queen Maud Land (Norwegian: Dronning Maud Land) to create a coordinated logistics service to reduce costs. These countries are South Africa, Belgium, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Jonathan Bygrave, CEO, Kanoo Shipping said, “It is not often that a humble ship agent can claim to be the first on a continent ̶ although we were in our region, we have been around since 1890... But Kanoo Shipping has put in a claim following the handling of the first of this year's flights (Dassault Falcon 7X) supporting various Antarctic Research bases.”

“We have developed a great relationship with many of the Polar Research Organisations worldwide to support both their flights/personnel and equipment as well as their vessels through our Kanoo Shipping ̶ South Africa operation based in Cape Town. I would like to commend Jonathan Millar and the Kanoo CT Team for yet another Kanoo first... The world is no longer big enough!” he expressed.

A member of The Kanoo Group, Kanoo Shipping is the largest regional shipping agency in the Middle East which operates in 20 countries and all principal ports and offshore tanker loading terminals around the Arabian Peninsula, including Iraq and handles 20,000 ship calls every year through its professional network.
See also: Kanoo Shipping conducts 2019 regional meeting in Dubai

The Kanoo Group celebrates the 49th Oman National Day


Muscat, Oman: The Kanoo Group celebrated the 49th Oman National Day held on 18th November 2019 at its head office in Azaiba, Muscat. It was attended by employees from Kanoo Shipping Muscat branch, as well as from the Accounts, HR, and Administration departments.  

On the auspicious occasion, Oman Nationals and Expats alike came together for a banquet meal with a festive spirit, while exchanging pleasantries and National Day greetings to commemorate the country's independence. It was followed by a cake-cutting ceremony led by Mr Janaka Hewage (Shipping Manager), Mr Vijay Shankar (Accounts Manager) and Mr Mustafa Mohamed (HR & Administration Manager).
The entire office was adorned with miniature flags and tricolour decorations signifying the colours of the Oman flag (red, white and green) to mark the celebration.

The 49th Oman National Day was the start of a two-day break, as 19th November was also declared a public holiday to mark the 79th birthday of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
See also: The Kanoo Group celebrates Oman National Day






The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and finalist in Best Employer Brand


The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and  finalist in Best Employer Brand
[left to right: Mr. Mohammad Tariq, Ms. Amna Al Mheiri and Ms. Fatna Jabeur]

The Kanoo Group's Talent Acquisition Team receives the awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and 
finalist in Best Employer Brand at the LinkedIn MENA Awards 2019

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group, one of the longest-running, family-owned conglomerates in the region won the“Best Talent Acquisition Team – Other MENA Countries” and nominated as a finalist in the “Best Employer Brand 500 to 1000 employees” at the 2019 LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards.

The 5th Edition of MENA Talent Awards was held at the Four Seasons Resort in Jumeirah, Dubai on 20th November 2019 under the theme, “The Future of Talent” with the presence of the UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Omar bin Sultan Al Olama.

The award was received on behalf of The Kanoo Group’s HR Talent Acquisition Team led by Ms. Amna Al Mheiri, Group Talent Acquisition Manager together with Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager (UAE & Oman), and Ms. Fatna Jabeur, Associate Manager Talent Acquisition.
The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and  finalist in Best Employer Brand

Mr. Mishal Kanoo, Chairman (UAE & Oman) and Ms. Maha Kanoo, GM, HR & Administration (UAE & Oman) congratulated the team behind the success and wished them all the best in their future endeavors.

Mr. Fahad Kanoo, CEO (UAE & Oman) also expressed, “Now I am very confident that we don’t have to engage with any outsource recruitment agencies as our HR Talent Acquisition team is fully capable of handling the recruitment needs of the whole Group globally.”

The Kanoo Group (UAE & Oman) is one of the few companies that have been recently nominated as a Finalist for more than one category. For the second consecutive year, it also won the same category for Best Talent Acquisition Team – Other MENA Countries.

The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and  finalist in Best Employer BrandCommenting on the most recent achievement, Ms. Amna Al Mheiri said, “We are honored to win such prestigious award and nominations which is a moment of pride for all of us here at The Kanoo Group. I would like to commend the HR Talent Acquisition team for hard and stunning work. This is a testament to our efforts in driving to be the best in what we do.”
  
“Challenge is a way of life as the Team caters to almost 6 -7 diverse streams of business across the regions, but overcoming these challenges by finding the right & positive solutions is what sets us apart from others. Well done team!”

Mr. Mohammad Tariq added, “Almost 98-99% of all our vacancies are now being sourced internally by the team without engaging with any external agencies and this cost-effective solution is setting a precedent for the future.”

The MENA Talent Awards is a celebration of the success of leading companies in the Middle East and North Africa in the talent and employer branding space. This year’s event was attended by over 1,000 prestigious, private and public companies from various sectors.

LinkedIn is the world’s largest and most popular professional networking site. The MENA Talent Awards recognizes different ways in which businesses generate competitive advantage by leveraging the LinkedIn platform.
It said that the criteria for the judging approach are powered by insights and driven by data. The LinkedIn Insights teams analyze relevant LinkedIn metrics to identify the organizations creating the most impactful and engaging employer brands, which build powerful learning cultures to future-proof their strategy, and which access the skills they need through top-performing talent acquisition teams and social recruiters.

The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and  finalist in Best Employer Brand

The Kanoo Group wins LinkedIn MENA Awards for Best Talent Acquisition Team and  finalist in Best Employer Brand
The entire Talent Acquisition Team posed with Mr. Fahad Kanoo, CEO - UAE & Oman (3rd left) at The Kanoo Group Headquarters in Dubai for winning top accolades at the recent  LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Kanoo Shipping conducts 2019 regional meeting in Dubai


Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Shipping conducted its Annual Regional Meeting to review performances and challenges in 2019 and to discuss new strategic objectives and goals for the next year.

Kanoo Shipping executives from across the Middle East/Africa including UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain attended the meeting held at the Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina, on 6th-7th November 2019.

The first day of the conference discussed the theme, “Strategy 2020-2022” which was targeted for members of the management. The agenda included Strategy Key Driver 2020 -2022, Regional Hub Vision, Sales Incentive Plan, and Technology Innovation and ‘Breaking the Curve’.

In attendance were Jonathan Bygrave, CEO; Nikolai Norman, CCO (Regional Commercial); Steve Blackney, COO (Regional Operations); Andre De Kock, Vice President – Finance; John Drinkwater, Vice President (UAE & Oman); Essa Al Dossary, Regional Manager (KSA Eastern Province); Mohammad Sadiq Khan, Offshore Manager (Bahrain & KSA); Captain Amresh Jha, Development & Country Manager (India); Jonathan Millar, General Manager (South Africa); and Supreeya Doran, Regional Commercial Executive.

Nikolai Norman, CCO (Regional Commercial) speaks at the
Kanoo Shipping Regional Meeting 2019
Jonathan Bygrave said, “One of the goals of this yearly meeting is to make sure that everyone is on the same direction as we move into our next stage of development and reach a consensus on several important projects, issues and roles going forward.”

“We definitely have some challenges ahead and changes afoot, as well as potential further expansion among others, so it’s important that we all push the same way as we look forward for a brighter tomorrow,” he urged.
The second day of the meeting was joined by Shipping Managers across the region including Sadiq Khan, Offshore Manager (Bahrain & KSA); Captain Amresh Jha, Development & Country Manager (India); Jonathan Millar, General Manager (South Africa); Mahasara Iddawela, Regional Customer Service Manager; Angelo Marcantonio, Regional Commercial Manager (ME/Africa), Roger Maniago, Regional Operations – Africa Hub; and Janaka Hewage, Shipping Manager (Oman), Foaad Al Johani, Branch Manager (Yanbu); and Mohamed Qurban, Shipping Manager (Bahrain).

Captain Pramod Arora, Shipping Manager (UAE – EC- Fujairah); Aloka Mandis, Shipping Manager (Abu Dhabi); Shihab Gulabdin, Service Manager (UAE); Muhammad Farooq, Operations Manager (UAE – NE);  Murli Krishna, Assistance Tanker Manager; Mariano Aledron, Assistant Quality Manager (UAE & Oman); and Gayan Lanka Weerakkody, Shipping Executive were delegates from the UAE.

The topics discussed were Strategy objectives and goals, Financials & financial forecasts, Cost saving initiatives, IT Technology Development (KPI) Project Update, Sales strategy & Customer category trends and forecasts, Kanoo India and South Africa up and Operations & Quality improvements.

The recent Kanoo Shipping Regional Meeting was hailed a resounding success with the commitment of participants in addressing key effective solutions towards sustainable development. This is also evident through their consistently excellent performance in the past decades.
For the second year in a row, Kanoo Shipping has won the Ship Agent of the Year (2018 & 2019) at the Seatrade Maritime Awards, the leading Maritime Award program for the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa. The prestigious title is awarded to the best from amongst industry players across the region for extraordinary contributions to the development of the regional maritime sector.
See also: LATEST UPDATE: Kanoo Industrial & Energy at ADIPEC 2019

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