Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo death mourned
Bahraini businessman passed away after long illness
Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo, chairman of the Kanoo Group of Companies – UAE and Oman, has died.
According to a report in Gulf Daily News the 72-year-old prominent businessman passed away after a long battle against illness.
Kanoo was born in Manama in 1942 and received his secondary education in Bahrain and higher education in the UK.
He was awarded a master's degree in business administration from a Texas university in the USA.
Kanoo started his career as Group shipping branch regional manager in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, in the 1970s before moving to Oman and Abu Dhabi until he became Group deputy chairman for Oman and the UAE and then chairman after the death of Hamad Kanoo.
He suffered from diabetes since his 40s and received treatment at Bahraini, British and American hospitals, but his condition deteriorated in the last two years.
He married a woman from the Al Rashdan family in 1990 but they had no children.