Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group
Top 100 Arab Family Businesses in the Middle East

Rank: 51

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group

Country: Bahrain

Sector: Diversified

Establishment: 1890

Chairperson: Khalid Mohamed Kanoo

Haji Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo founded Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo (YBA Kanoo) in 1890 as a trading and shipping company. The firm then expanded to cover other sectors such as shipping, travel, machinery, engineering, logistics, property, energy, industrial chemicals, and commercial activities. Today, Kanoo Capital has more than 30 joint ventures and over 40 active investments. YBA Kanoo owns 28% of AXA Green Crescent Insurance Company, which is listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange.