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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

The Kanoo Group’s Maryam Al Haddad gets retirement after 21 years of service

Dubai, UAE: For some people, the key to successful retirement means living out their golden years by accepting changes and finding meaningful activities to start fresh with a new beginning. That holds true for Ms. Maryam Al Haddad, after bidding goodbye to The Kanoo Group, her second home for the last 21 years.
Maryam Al Haddad retirement tribute at The Kanoo Group
Maryam Al Haddad honoured during a retirement tribute held The Kanoo Group Headquarters in Dubai 
In the Farewell event organised by Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy, HR Manager (Employee Services & Emiratisation ─ UAE & Oman), Ms. Maha Kanoo, General Manager – UAE & Oman (HR & Marketing) graced the occasion including Maryam al Haddad’s colleagues & friends who gathered to express their retirement wishes held on 7th November 2019 at The Kanoo Group Headquarters in Dubai.

Ms. Maha Kanoo said, “Maryam has been with us for decades and has successfully pioneered to be the first female UAE national retiree at The Kanoo Group. I am grateful for her commitment to having served the best long-term interests of the company. With such an employee, The Kanoo Group continues to stand firm through the test of time.”

Maryam Al Haddad retirement tribute at The Kanoo Group“She always comes by to say, ‘Hi’ and asks, ‘how are you doing?’ She is the type of person who doesn’t whine and come to you with the problem. She is that person who works ‘through’ her problem - which demonstrates her strength and positivity,” she recalled.

“I am so proud to be a part of a reputable and legendary company which has been established since 1890 – one of the largest and longest-running family business across the Middle East and beyond,” Maryam Al Haddad expressed.

She laments that it’s difficult to bear the thought of leaving friends and the entire community behind, most especially the Kanoo family she considers not just as employers but as a real family. Nevertheless, she also contemplated that retirement is also an adventure and can be a perfect time to redirect herself on doing things she once loved (but lacked the time to do so) ─hobbies like fishing and travelling, and focusing on health and wellness, and spending more time with her loved ones.

“It saddens us to see you go. But you have a great and vibrant life ahead of you. We congratulate you on your retirement and wish you the best of luck in the future,” Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy, HR Manager - Employee Services & Emiratisation (UAE & Oman) said.
See also: Kanoo Travel named best corporate travel company in the Middle East
Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager – UAE & Oman added, “Maryam is always lively and full of energy. She inspires a lot of people around, that’s why it’s hard to find someone to ‘fit into the big shoes’ of her.”

Ms Al Haddad summarised, “For some reason, our society is very obsessed in pointing out the negative aspects of ageing. Yes, it is not always easy, but our attitude toward life matters a lot. With a positive perspective, we grow old with astounding grace, then confidently retire with a peace of mind all after.”
See also: The Kanoo Group honours Accounts Employees at farewell party
“Always remember that we are a group of select survivors – we have overcome the struggles and storms of life and workplace trials. We age with wisdom, resilience and mature understanding. These values are our priceless reward and accomplishment.”

Maryam Al Haddad has been a staff of Kanoo Shipping for over 2 decades and has served her duties well especially the local clientele. She has been a great role model and inspiration for the younger generation for her positive outlook, work ethic and commitment. The Kanoo Group wishes her all the best.
See also: The Kanoo Group bids farewell to outgoing Chief Financial Officer P.S. Ganapathi


Monday, 7 October 2019

Health Fair held at The Kanoo Group HQ in Dubai

Dubai, UAE: Employees across The Kanoo Group Bur Dubai Head Office participated in the recent Health Fair programme held at its premises on 2nd October 2019 organised by HR Department, in collaboration with AXA Gulf, Prime Medical Center and Al Mariya Polyclinic.

Members of The Kanoo Group including staff and management were all encouraged to sign up for the screenings to make sure their health gets the attention it deserves.

Ms. Maha Kanoo, Head of Marketing & HR who fully supported this HR initiative said, “When you’re healthy, you’re happy, productive and fulfilled. As a thoughtful employer, we have brought these screening services right to our employee’s workplace.”

Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager UAE & Oman, further said, “We are happy to see a good turnout of health conscious staff today and hope to see similar response to future events”.
The screenings conducted at The Kanoo Group Health Fair were: BMI, Random Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, GP Consultation, Body Composition Analysis, Dental, Onsite Activation of 360 Doctor, as well as Onsite Enrolment to Shield 4 Diabetes.

“Through these screenings, we can identify the risk of health problems before they have a chance to get serious. We benefit from advice on a healthy diet, stress management and more. For staff who are suffering from Diabetes, it was an excellent opportunity to enroll themselves for “Shield 4 Diabetes,” one participant commented.

Another employee added, “One of the most interesting features of the event was the “360 Doctor”, an app based 24 x 7 online facility for Doctor’s consultation and free doorstep delivery of medicines. These details and more were provided during the Health Fair by the AXA team.”
Complimentary Cholesterol Screening Vouchers were also given to all participants during the event which can be redeemed at any of the Prime Medical Centers.

“These check-ups were scheduled on separate dates and locations to accommodate other staff in other premises of The Kanoo Group. We shall be announcing a separate date for our staff based in Abu Dhabi. However, they are free to come and visit any of our next schedules if they wish so,” Tariq informed.

The next screenings will be on 16th October 2019 at Al Quoz Machinery Office in Dubai, and on 20th November 2019 at the Kanoo Travel Karama Office.
See also: The Kanoo Group achieves MOHRE award for Emiratisation efforts

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 


For media enquiries, send an email to:
Michelle Laylo Verzola 
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group
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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

The Kanoo Group achieves MOHRE award for Emiratisation efforts


Dubai, UAE: The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has awarded The Kanoo Group with Tawteen Partners Club Membership - Gold (Dubai) and Silver (Abu Dhabi) after having been qualified according to membership requirements and criteria, in line with the government’s Emiratisation programme.

Under the support of His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Juma Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the Tawteen Partners Club is a MORHE initiative with an objective of contributing to implementing the policies that drive Emirati job seekers to join the private sectors.

It also offers special privileges, incentives and services to qualified private sector establishments according to their classification in the Club.

Ms. Maha Kanoo, General Manager, HR & Marketing – UAE & Oman, The Kanoo Group received the prestigious award which was presented by Ms. Farida Abdullah Al Ali, Assistant Undersecretary for National Human Resources Recruitment at The Kanoo Group’s Head Office in Dubai.

“We are honoured to be one of the strategic partners of the Government in enhancing the UAE workforce participation in the private sectors,” said Ms. Maha Kanoo.
Ms Maryam Al Busaidy, HR Manager, Employee Services and Emiratisation – UAE & Oman together with Mr. Ahmed Mohammad Alipoor, HR Manager, Public Relations – UAE who spearheaded the programme and also part of The Kanoo Group’s local workforces, joined the awarding ceremony.

Ms. Farida Abdullah Al Ali also met with The Kanoo Group’s local employees and exchanged dialogue with them about the importance of Emiratisation which is a priority for the UAE Government and a national responsibility for all, which is one of the driving forces of the UAE's economic development.

After determining each level of Emiratisation priority, the MOHRE sets out a specific ratio of Emirati nationals who should be working in a company.

Based on the ratio and depending on the total number of points, the MOHRE then classifies the company as Silver, Gold or Platinum.

Tawteen Partners Club privileges include access to VIP services (faster, with lower Government fees), membership upgrade, etc. The membership is free and valid for 1 year from the date of joining. It is renewed automatically, provided that all membership conditions are maintained.
The responsibilities and roles of the club members include engaging with other members through regular meetings and open discussions aimed at sharing best practices and helping all parties be responsible partners in realising the Government’s plans and aspirations towards forming a competitive knowledge-based economy led by local talents.

"Congratulations to The Kanoo Group - Dubai (Gold Member) and to
The Kanoo Group - Abu Dhabi (Silver Member)"


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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Thursday, 14 June 2018

The Kanoo Group hosts 2018 Iftar dinner to employees

Dubai, UAE: Over 600 employees from various departments and their families joined the annual Iftar gathering hosted by The Kanoo Group to commemorate the holy month of Ramadan, held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Dubai on May 31, 2018.
The Kanoo Group employees and their families join the Iftar celebration
The yearly Iftar celebration is being headed by Ms. Maha Kanoo, in collaboration with the Marketing and HR team which brings employees and management together to reflect the values of sharing and togetherness among the entire group.

Mr. Mishal Kanoo, Chairman, and Ms. Maha Kanoo, General Manager (HR & Marketing), of The Kanoo Group (UAE & Oman), along with their mother, Mrs. Lulwa Kanoo, and other family members joined the holy prayer during the breaking of the fast, and shared the special Iftar dinner with everyone.

“Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar. It symbolises spiritual reflection, goodwill and charity, family and community. We have been celebrating this corporate Iftar for the past years to foster harmony, bonding and camaraderie among our employees and their families,” Ms. Maha Kanoo said.
See also: The Kanoo Group bids farewell to outgoing Chief Financial Officer P.S. Ganapathi
The event saw success through the years where a diverse workforce of The Kanoo Group from all walks of life, with different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, share the spirit of solidarity, and partake in a delightful meal to end the period of abstinence
See also: The Kanoo Group hosts 2017 Iftar Party for Employees 
See more photos of the event at our website
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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, 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 

For media inquiries, contact:
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

Monday, 7 May 2018

The Kanoo Group honoured by MOHRE for supporting Emiratisation policy

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group and Kanoo Travel, along with other awardees received a certificate of Appreciation from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) in recognition for their strong support and interaction with the qualitative Emiratisation challenge, recently placed in the category of "Best Companies in Employment" in the Transport and Aviation Sector.

His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human
Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE)
His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli presented the award to The Kanoo Group and Kanoo Travel, along with other awardees, and thanked them for their efforts in achieving the objectives of the Emiratisation challenge and for excellent teamwork in reaching tangible and rapid results of national KPIs 2021.

Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy, The Kanoo Group’s Head of HR - Employee Services and Emiratisation, in collaboration with the HR team, led the campaign to reinforce the MOHRE and the General Civil Aviation Authority’s ‘Emiratisation Accelerators Program’, which aims to recruit 1,000 UAE Nationals in the said targeted sector within 100 days, in 2018.

The Accelerator’s goal is to integrate UAE Nationals in the strategic economic sectors of the UAE by providing added value job positions that will enhance economic activities in the country from its current 3.35% to 5% by 2021, through strategic partnerships with private sectors.
“Emiratisation is a major priority for the UAE Government and a national responsibility for all, which requires the integration of all national initiatives in this regard, in order to achieve the aspirations of the people of the UAE and to provide prosperity and a decent life for all members of society,” declared HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
According to the Ministry, the current total workforce in the Transportation and Storage Sector accounts to 150,000 ̶ of which 2,000 are UAE Nationals. In 2017, there were 20,000 job opportunities ̶ of which 5,000 to 7,000 were suitable opportunities for the UAE nationals, it added.

The Kanoo Group/Kanoo Travel has provided all the efforts for enabling the participation of UAE Nationals in the private sector.

Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy remarked, “We are very happy to receive this accolade which comes in recognition of our commitment to the UAE government’s Emiratisation program. Congratulations to The Kanoo Group/Kanoo Travel for this award!”


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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Sunday, 25 March 2018

The Kanoo Group sponsors ‘From UAE with Love’ gift giving initiative

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group, a staunch supporter of charity initiatives recently backed the Year of Zayed’s gift giving initiative by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, which aims to bring joy through toys to underprivileged children around the world, and to teach the UAE youth the value of giving.
‘From UAE with Love’ initiative was launched at the Central Galleria in Mirdif City Center on March 17-19, 2018 with an objective to collect toys, with Love gift box that can be customised with stickers and notes from giver.
Organised by Expat Media, the event saw parents & children and other donors drop off purchased gift sets as well as used toys to fill in the customised giant box. The toys were said to be sent to indigent children in Syria through the UAE Red Crescent.

Ms. Maha Kanoo, General Manager-Admin, HR, and Marketing, The Kanoo Group said, “This gift giving initiative inspires new means to spread the spirit of philanthropy while making donations easy and accessible.”
See also: Mishal Kanoo joins top UAE delegation for UAE-Japan business forum

“We are thrilled to play our part to distribute these much-needed gifts to the underprivileged children and brighten up their spirits. This is just one of the great ways of how we can support our communities,” she added.


Apart from the gift giving, participants and spectators were thrilled and excited with the planned activities during the event such as fun face paintings, roving Cinderella, and mascots for kids to enjoy.

“The response to this gift-giving initiative led by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has been overwhelming. Thousands of people from the UAE, young and old, have come forward to give their small gesture of support to the less privileged,” Ma Felicidad De los Santos of Expat Media remarked.
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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, 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

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Kanoo Group celebrates 46th UAE National Day

UAE: Employees from across The Kanoo Group divisions in the UAE, members of the Management including Mr. Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group; Ms. Maha Kanoo, General Manager for HR and Marketing; and Mr. P.S. Ganapathi, Director/Chief Financial Officer gathered for a celebration to mark the spirit of the union, held last week in Dubai Head office.

The UAE’s 46th National Day was observed through a symbolic meal gathering for employees featuring the local cuisine and displays of traditional creative arts and decorations. Employees showed up with festive moods and patriotic fervours as they wore costumes and embellishments with the UAE colours and others with traditional dresses, while some waved the UAE flags and performed cultural dances to the tune of the local songs.
Mr. Mishal Kanoo graced the ceremonial cake-cutting to start the celebration. He said, “Today, we all come together to celebrate our success as a reminder for us to honour our Founding Fathers for the birth of our nation. We reflect on the greatest achievements of our country as we embrace and harness innovation and technology, with the UAE becoming the central hub for business around the world.”


Similarly, the Abu Dhabi office also gathered its employees for the important celebration led by Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group.

Showcasing a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage, employees at Dubai HQ enjoyed the main stall attraction of the famous Majlis (an Arabic term meaning "a place of sitting"), one of the cornerstones of Emirati hospitality where families, friends, and neighbours would socially gather, in addition to assortments of UAE-inspired confectioneries and giveaways to add delight to the festivities.
See also: Kanoo Machinery earns Distinguished Supplier 2017 Award from Dubai Municipality
The gathering in Dubai was organised by its Emirati HR Manager for Employee Services (UAE & Oman), Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy, together with the HR team led by Mr. Matt Cooper-Bradfield, Head of HR.
See also: The Kanoo Group celebrates the 44th UAE National Day





See more photos: http://www.kanoogroup.com/nationalday-2017.html

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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