Company: Kanoo Group
Designation: Deputy chairman
Country: UAE (Bahrain)
Mishal Kanoo is deputy chairman of the Kanoo Group – one of the largest, independent, family-owned group of companies in the Gulf region, with diversified interests in: shipping, travel, machinery, logistics, oil and gas, power, chemicals, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities amongst others. Kanoo was educated in Dubai, and holds an MBA in Finance from the University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas.
He started his career with Arthur Andersen in Dubai as an auditor before taking up his current position in 1997. He has also overseen the activity of many other prominent companies in the Gulf, in the capacity of director or chairman.