Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, one of the largest, independent family-owned multinational businesses in the Middle East, bid adieus to its Long Serving Managers – who will be retiring shortly – at a glittering ceremony held at its Guest House in Mahooz recently in the presence of the company’s board members, joint venture partners and a large number of senior employees of the company.
At the beginning of the ceremony, the group managing director, Mr Khalid Mohammed Kanoo, thanked the retirees for their outstanding contribution and dedication in achieving the company’s vision and mission. He stated that, “their contributions would not have been possible without the grace of God, coming together and cooperating with the company.”
The deputy chairman, Mr Fawzi Ahmed Kanoo expressed that these loyal staff have given their energy, shared their expertise and knowledge over the years to serve the company until its 125th year of establishment.
YBA Kanoo offers training & development programs to enhance skills, knowledge and team-buidling.
For his part, the former group general manager, Mr. Akber Sa’ati delivered a speech on behalf of the honourees, expressing deep pride in working with YBA Kanoo. He stated that all felt honoured working with the Kanoo family, as the company respected every individual’s earnestness, sincerity and honesty and were regarded as the realtreasures of the company. He also expressed his sincere appreciation and gratitude to the management for providing good working conditions, training and personnel development.
During the ceremony, certificates and souvenirs for retireeswere distributed followed by a gala dinner which created a family ambience of love and the spirit of “One Kanoo”.
The list of retirees were: Mr Akber Sa’ati, Mr Habib Shehab, Mr John Skinner, Mr K R Shetty, Mr K K Menon, Mr K H Ibrahim, Mr Iain Reid, Mr Tawfiq Taqi, Mr Irshad Ahmed, Mr Issa Mohd Sager Al-Bin Ali and Mr K S Salian.