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Tuesday, 28 May 2019

The Kanoo Group hosts the 2019 Iftar Celebration for its employees

Dubai, UAE: Hundreds of employees of The Kanoo Group and their families came together for the 2019 Iftar gathering which has been an annual celebration for the group. This year’s Iftar banquet was held at the Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf in Dubai on 22nd May 2019.

Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group - UAE & Oman
Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group, attended the Iftar together with his family and welcomed all the employees and guests from a diverse religious and social background, who joined in celebrating the spirit of Ramadan, to the breaking of the fast.

Members of the senior management team including Fahad Kanoo, CEO of The Kanoo Group - UAE & Oman, as well as divisional heads and managers also came to grace the occasion.

AbdulRahman Hassan, a religious leader, delivered a short talk before the crowd about Ramadan and Fasting as a time for recharging their faith with extra focus and discipline in prayers and the teachings of the Qur’an, and after the speech led the Mughrib prayer.

The Annual Iftar event is being prepared for all the staff of The Kanoo Group across the UAE from different divisions, as well as their families, and members of the Management, which is yearly organised by the Marketing team led by Ali Islim, and the HR team led by Mohammad Tariq.
Fahad Kanoo, CEO of The Kanoo Group - UAE & Oman (center)
Ramadan, the most sacred month of the Islamic calendar, is a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship. It is a time where fasting is being observed and Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam.

Fasting is intended to help teach Muslims self-discipline, self-restraint and generosity. The fast begins at dawn and ends at sunset. Each day before dawn, many Muslims observe a pre-fast meal called ‘Suhoor’ and a fast-breaking meal at sunset called ‘Iftar’.

Iftar is an Arabic term which literally means the breaking of the fast. It is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast. Over time, Iftar has grown into banquet festivals and very much of a social event with religious significance and meaning.

The organised event mostly received positive reviews from attendees from the preparation, branding of The Kanoo Group depicting the elements of corporate identity, to the food and venue.

The Kanoo Group Iftar reflects the true spirit of Ramadan which is not only a time of goodwill and blessings but a special occasion where colleagues and friends spend quality time in an informal setting, and an act of gratitude to the employees’ contributions to the overall growth of the organisation.
See also: The Kanoo Group hosts 2018 Iftar dinner to employees




Wednesday, 27 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 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 


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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

The Kanoo Group Sponsors Intellectual Property Crime Conference for the third time

Dubai, UAE: To reinforce the global efforts in fighting the crime wave of illicit trade, The Kanoo Group, for the third time, co-sponsored the latest edition of International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai, on 25 to 26 September 2018. 

The intellectual property (IP) event was co-hosted by INTERPOL and Dubai Police in partnership with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and the Emirates IP Association (EIPA).


Mr. Fahad Kanoo, Acting CEO, The Kanoo Group-UAE & Oman said, “The annual conference provides us with a vital and unique platform that brings together law enforcement officials, security and industry experts to strengthen our international cooperation against IP crimes in the region and beyond.”

“We continue to do our part in supporting causes and actions that tackle these global threats and bring awareness among different sectors of our community,” he added.
While the Conference was originally intended specifically for law enforcement personnel, it has transformed into a great educational and networking tool for the public, as well as private sector organisations such as The Kanoo Group.

On behalf of The Kanoo Group, Mr. Ali Islim, Marketing Manager of The Kanoo Group (UAE & Oman), together with Management delegate attended the event and received the Appreciation Award from Major General Dr Abdel Qudous Abdelrazaq Al Obaidli, Assistant Commandant General for Excellence and Pioneering, Dubai Police.

The 12th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference addressed the key IP issues related to artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, organised crime, money laundering, and free trade zones. It was aimed to shape effective enforcement strategies through a review of operational case studies, best practices and industry perspectives through a series of plenary and panel sessions as well as workshops allocated for one-on-one networking sessions.

With the global trade of fake goods, worth approximately half a trillion US dollars a year, IP crime touches all industry sectors, affecting the global economy and endangering public health.

According to INTERPOL, between March and May this year, it has coordinated regional operations across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America to shut down factories and supply chains connected to counterfeit goods, and to identify illicit trade routes, and dismantle organised crime networks.

Protecting IP embodies the Expo 2020 Dubai theme, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, in line with the UAE leaders’ vision for a sustainable economy.

As one of the pioneering conglomerates in the region established in 1890, The Kanoo Group understands the importance of IP protection and the enormous damages that illicit trade/counterfeiting and piracy do to our global economy, by which no industry sector is exempt.
See also: The Kanoo Group backs Regional Conference on Intellectual Property








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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 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

For media enquiries, send an email to:
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

The Kanoo Group bids farewell to outgoing Chief Financial Officer P.S. Ganapathi

Dubai, UAE: A chapter of The Kanoo Group’s history was inscribed on Tuesday 8th May 2018, when members of The Kanoo Group bid farewell to veteran CFO PS Ganapathi who is retiring after over four decades of working for the company. For the group, he is considered part of the Family.

Mr. P.S. Ganapathi (left) receives a token
of appreciation from Mr. Mishal Kanoo
At the farewell tribute held at Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel in Bur Dubai, Mr. Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group took deep breaths and appeared emotional as he delivered his wonderful speech for the outgoing CFO, in the presence of department heads, joint venture partners, and staff.

He said, “I’m tremendously grateful for all the hard work and the many sacrifices you’ve made for The Kanoo Group. Working with you has made my time with the company nothing short of a privilege. You are like a rock where I could always put my ship to anchor and not worry. Now that you are retiring, I feel sad and happy at the same time. Sad to see you go, but happy that you will finally be spending time with your direct family. After all, we are a family business. And family is the most important aspect of our lives.”

“You have been a great colleague, partner, peer, and a great mentor to your team. From the bottom of my heart and from all your family over here, I wish you a beautiful, happy, enjoyable retirement,” he added.

Mr. PS Ganapathi would be delegating his duties and responsibilities to Mr. Badri Ramaswamy, General Manager – Finance and Accounts, whom Mr. Mishal Kanoo described as ‘trained and groomed well by Mr. Ganapathi, with big shoes to fill in and would surely do a superb job.’
Mr. Bob Curtis, CEO and Mr. Fahad Kanoo, Executive Director in the UAE & Oman also expressed their sincerest thanks to Mr. PS Ganapathi for being a part of The Kanoo Group family. Mr. Bob Curtis said that despite professional differences at times, it has been great working with Mr. Ganapathi. Mr. Fahad Kanoo said that during his relatively short tenure with the company, he has learnt a lot from him.
Left to right: Mr. Fahad Kanoo, Mr. P.S. Ganapathi, Mr. Mishal Kanoo, Mr. Bob Curtis
Mrs. Parvati Ganapathi (1st right) delivers message to her husband at the farewell party
Mr. Sean Bradley, the Managing Director of Freightworks recollected his long association with Mr. Ganapathi even before he joined Freightworks and acknowledged that Mr. Ganapathi has always helped and supported him whenever required. A number of employees as well gave their warm wishes and personal tribute messages to the retiring CFO.

In his parting speech, Mr. Ganapathi said, “The journey has been very exciting. It has been a great responsibility heading the finance and accounts division of a large company like The Kanoo Group with its many joint ventures. I believe I was able to deliver what was expected of me due to the cooperation of all concerned.”

Mr. Sean Bradley, Managing Director
Freightworks 
He recalled how he has been a part of the growth of this organization from strength to strength over the years. He added that it was a privilege to have worked closely with the ex-Chairmen and UAE’s founding father Mr. Hamed Kanoo and also the ex-Chairman Mr. Yusuf Kanoo. He added that he had no words to thank the present Chairman Mr. Mishal Kanoo, for the trust and confidence reposed in him and for his unstinted support. He also acknowledged the affection shown by Mrs. Lulwa Kanoo, Miss Maha Kanoo and Mr. Bassem Kanoo. Mr. Ganapathi also thanked Mr. Fahad Kanoo, Mr. Mohamed Kanoo and Mr. Bob Curtis for the excellent association he had with them.
Mrs. Parvati Ganapathi was requested to say a few words about her husband. In her heart-warming speech, she said: “I believe that each and every one of us is blessed with great qualities, talents and abilities and it rests with us to discover, tap and develop them in order to achieve maximum success in life, mental peace and contentment.”

 “I partially agree that ‘behind every man’s success there is a woman’. I believe Ganapathi has been blessed with great qualities ... no doubt about it ... the deep understanding and patience, a positive attitude towards life and to fellow human beings in general. He has a big heart and is never judgmental. He is a thorough gentleman. On a personal note, Ganapathi is an awesome dad to our girls. ” she remarked.

Mr. Ganapathi thanked each and every one of his colleagues for their love and support and urged his colleagues to keep up the hard work for the continued growth of the organization. He wished them and their families a bright and happy future.
P.S. Ganapathi is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant from the U.K. and India and has been in charge of accounting and financial functions of The Kanoo Group in the UAE & Oman for the last several years. He has held various senior positions and has been a Member of the UAE & Oman Board and a Director of The Kanoo Group and some of the joint venture companies.
Some of Mr. Ganapathi’s remarkable achievements were being placed in the second spot at the Forbes Middle East’s list of Top Indian CFOs in the Arab World in 2014, and also one of the Top 50 Indian Business Executives in the Arab World  in 2017.










Visit The Kanoo Group website to see more photos of the event.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

The Kanoo Group supports 'Educate a Child, Build the Nation' initiative

Fahad Kanoo, Executive Director-UAE [right] receives a token of appreciation from HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, on behalf of The Kanoo Group as one of the supporters of the 'Educate a Child, Build the Nation' initiative
Dubai, UAE: Information City’s ‘Educate a Child, Build the Nation’ initiative, aimed at training and educating the young generation to learn more about technology, proved another success with the support of government and private sectors including The Kanoo Group.

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the charitable and educational initiative, in collaboration with Ministry of Education, Knowledge & Human Development Authority, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Al Maktoum Foundation and Dubai Charity Association, effectively concluded its three-phase summer program held at various educational institutions in the UAE, which helped young learners through the assistance of professional specialists who oversaw the training of the students.

The Kanoo Group donated 90 laptops to students to support the training program. Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group, stressed the importance of education and early childhood development through technology and innovative learning methods as vital keys to the future progress of the nation.

Fahad Kanoo, Executive Director – UAE, together with senior officials and representatives from charities and sponsors as well as student beneficiaries and their families, attended the meaningful ceremony held on 30th November 2016 at Atlantis Hotel to celebrate the end of the program and its achievements.

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, engineering, 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 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

To comment on the article, send an email to:
Michelle Laylo Verzola 
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The Kanoo Group backs Regional Conference on Intellectual Property

Dubai, UAE: Recognising the important role that intellectual property plays in a vibrant economic landscape, The Kanoo Group signed a Main Sponsorship agreement in the 6th Regional Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference in Middle East and North Africa, held in Dubai on November 15-16, 2016.

The conference addressed the recent challenges posed by commercial fraud and counterfeiting as it relates to businesses in the UAE and the wider region. It also discussed the UAE great initiatives and efforts in combating IP crimes with the International Community as part of cooperation and partnership agreements.
HE Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim (left) presents the Recognition Award to Mr. Fahad Kanoo, Executive Director-UAE on behalf of The Kanoo Group, as sponsor of the 6th Regional IP conference
HE Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, the Deputy Chairman of Police & Public Security in Dubai, and the Honorary President of the Emirates Intellectual Property, personally greeted Mr. Fahad Kanoo, Executive Director-UAE, The Kanoo Group, and thanked the company’s efforts in supporting such government initiatives.

Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), a UAE preeminent association of professionals who specialise in IP; and INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organisation, organised the Regional Conference, in cooperation with Emirates Transport, Brand Owner’s Protection Group (BPG), Judicial Training Institute, Dubai Customs, 999, and Dubai Police.

On the opening day, well known experts and thought leaders spoke through panel sessions about the: Role of international organisations to strengthen IP rights and protection of authors; Regional/national strategies and initiatives to combat IP crimes and illicit trafficking; Initiatives on protecting Publisher’s Rights and Intellectual Property crimes, success stories; and Marrakesh Treaty for blind & visually impaired persons, and its humanitarian dimensions.

Two simultaneous workshops were also conducted on separate venues on the 2nd Day. The EIPA and Interpol Workshop had panel sessions on the Role of the judiciary and public prosecution in IP issues; Role of international private organisations to combat trafficking in illicit goods, IP capacity building strategies, and the investigation of trafficking in illicit goods. On the other hand, the Dubai Customs and BPG Workshop discussed Brand Owners Protection Group (i.e. BMW); Role of Dubai Customs on Intellectual Property issues; Documents Examining Section, Dubai Police (General Department of Forensic & Criminology); Economic Crimes Department, Dubai Police; Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED); and Courts.

The Kanoo Group believes that the success of the conference will benefit all stakeholders in coming up with sustainable solutions that would enhance awareness and apply stricter rules in fighting counterfeits and piracy, and assuring intellectual property for all trademarks, innovators, and authors which are essential for the social, cultural and economic development of the Region. 

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, engineering, 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 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

To comment on the article, send an email to:
Michelle Laylo Verzola 
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group
http://www.facebook.com/TheKanooGrouphttp://www.linkedin.com/company/the-kanoo-grouphttp://twitter.com/KanooMarketinghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kanoo_Group

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