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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The Kanoo Group successfully concludes the 21st blood donation campaign

Blood Donation Campaign 2020 at The Kanoo Group

Dubai, UAE: As part of its ongoing commitment to promote a culture of social responsibility and to support government initiatives, The Kanoo Group once again concluded a successful blood donation campaign, in partnership with Dubai Blood Donation Center – Latifa Hospital, on 23rd January 2020.

Held at The Kanoo Group premises in Karama, Dubai, the 21st blood donation campaign drew the participation of 99 registered donations from staff and members of The Kanoo Group. The day-long campaign resulted in 75 successful donors after the standard screening.

Ms Maha Kanoo, Head of HR and Marketing–The Kanoo Group (UAE & Oman), said, “We are honoured to be supporting this yearly cause at The Kanoo Group which promotes the values of unity among our employees as responsible members of our society. It also raises community awareness about the importance of blood donation and its role in saving many lives.”

“Through this initiative, we achieve aligned goals with the government to help patients with thalassemia, anaemia, accident sufferers, and other illnesses, as well as support government hospital blood banks in providing a safe and adequate supply of blood,” she added.

On the recently concluded campaign, Mr Ali Islim, Marketing Manager (UAE & Oman), said, “Special thanks to every blood donor. Your donations make a big difference in the lives of many patients. Because of your generosity, lives will be saved.”

“We are grateful to the Management mainly to Ms Maha Kanoo and Mr Fahad Kanoo for their support in again making this initiative possible; to our team (Marketing) for organising the event and Property and HR teams for their support, and to everyone at The Kanoo Group who continuously believe in this great cause.”
“We hope that you continue to be a part of this regular important event, and we hope that our numbers increase as we move to the next. Together, we can make a difference,” he concluded.

The Kanoo Group lastly gave tokens of appreciation to all contributors of the blood donation campaign–a customised watch with The Kanoo Group emblem, which was generally well-received by employees.

Below is the list of registered donations from The Kanoo Group’s 21st Blood Campaign:

Syed Azhar Syed Abdul Gaffar
Mohamed Haji Nawaskhan Abdul Kareem
Abdul Haseeb Butt Abdul Latif
Mohammed Ismail Saleh Alahwal
Mohamed Halik Allah Bash
Rahmatullah Ansari
Noufal Chirayil Ashraf
Hemanth Kumar Gopal Attavar
Andresita Fernandez AUAYANG
Vivek Pottekkat Balakrishnan
Abdulkadir Abdulhusen Bandukwala
Raheem Baba Bekur
Ram Chandra Bhattarai
Ganesh Bhusal
Bernadeth Coloma Bolalin
Cynthia Reena Cardoza
Sarachandra Chandran
Claire Anne Maramag Concepcion
Carol Odono Danila
Liyanage Dilki Dushani De Silva
Pooja Devnani Prakash Devnani
Clement Dsouza
Saji Pathayil Abraham Eapen Abraham
Sreeraman Ganapathy
Lal Bux Ghanghro
Lijo Gilbert
Melissa Gonsalves
Malien Asanka Halangoda
Dinesh Diwakar Hegde
Mir Nofil Manzoor Manzoor Hussain
Mohamed Fazmin Hussain
Mudassar Farooq Farooq I Azam
Shafiullah Mohamed Ibrahim
Shoaib Iqbal
Anas Bin Rafat Rafat Islam Usmani
Renjith Valliayyathu John
Hegde Rajesh Keshav K Keshav Hegde
Ramesh Varakkoth Kalliatan
Khem Bahadur Karki
Abrar Ahmed Khan
Balaram Khuntia
Premanath Mohan Kotian
Venkatesan Kayathur Krishnaswamy
Jacob Poikayil Kunjappan
Sundar Liwang
Joy Sayson De Los Santos
Ismail Kather Maideen
Eddy Ndungu Makara
Abishek Manikandan
Shine Mathew Charuvil Mathai Mathew
Assaad Mawad
Asma Begum Adil Miah
Mohamed Nuski Arafath Mohamed Akram
Mudassir Adeel Mohammad
Muhammad Faraz Alam Khan Muhammad Ayaz
Muhammad Umair Awan Muhammad Ilyas Awan
Muhammed Faraj Muhammed Nissam
Rafaz Mulla
Waqar Ahmed Syed Munir Ul Hassan Zaidi
Umeshkumar Kaithaparambu Muralidharan
Ajaruddeen Pyati Nabisab
Irfan Abdul Latif Naik
Pyaliliston Olivera
Mohamed Atef Kamel Omar
Aydell Tiangco Padua
Haris Notti Parambath
Rijesh Paravante Parambath
Narayanan Ayakkad Parasuram
Telge Chatura Piyamantha Peiris
Benita Bruno Pereira
Prasanth Pozhath Manghat
Shaju Nelliparambil Prakasan
Mansoor Pullat
Lini Bachu Mathew Purammattam Lalu Joseph
Arun Samandan Puthiyadam
Tennangara Patabadige Virosh Rehan Perera
Melbon Layga Remoblas
Valentino Victorino Reyes
Fides Tiongson San Diego
Mahlon Aaron Satkunam
Bahaa Shahab El Deen
Kashimsab Shaikh
Rahul Sharma
Girisha Siddappa Siddappa S
Katukurundage Duminda Prasad Silva
Jacklyn Espadon Sobria
Syed Nayeemullah Syed Arab
Abdul Rasheed Thanikkad
Sandra Magdalene Thuring
Saleem Vayappurath
Shaju Vijayan
Rejeesh Kuppisserichira Vijayappan
Mae Angelique Cana Villarante
Neena Xavier
Tito Thomas Younan
Mohammed Ibrahim Liakhat Ali Yousuff
Jaber Abdallah Mohamad Zanda 
Assaad Mawad 
See also: The Kanoo Group hosts the 20th Kanoo Blood Donation Drive

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

See also: The Kanoo Group hosts the 20th Kanoo Blood Donation Drive

Thursday, 5 December 2019

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, 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

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