Faisal Khalid Kanoo represents the sixth generation of one of the Gulf region’s largest and most successful family businesses. He has balanced his role and responsibilities within the YBA Kanoo Group with an insatiable desire to create and develop his own brands and enterprises. This dichotomy is infused by a third impulse which is to serve and benefit the society around him.
Faisal is a successful entrepreneur in the Food and Beverage Sector. He established one of the leading lifestyle services conglomerate that consists of Entertainment, Fine Dining, Casual Dining, Bakery and Food Manufacturing companies. In 2015, The K Hotel became the first hotel in the Kingdom to receive five international quality certifications, whilst Faisal himself also received a prestigious Awards for Entrepreneurship. His longstanding businesses, EatCorp has grown organically and includes some of the most successful and innovative local brands, with a track record of profitability, growth, expansion, franchising and successful exit. He has also created and grown companies that have become significant players in the automotive market. Aside from traditional businesses, the focus also encompasses green projects that not only add value economically, but also from an environmental perspective. This dichotomy is infused by a third impulse which is to serve and benefit the society around him.
Faisal is Chair of YBA Kanoo Family Council, Board Member of the Bahrain Tourism and Convention Authority, Bahrain – Egypt Joint Business Council, Tamkeen as Sector Advisory Committee and Al Dhiyafa Association Bahrain. Faisal’s long-term plan is to become an expert in this field of family business and entrepreneurialism, working as a player at Governmental levels regionally and internationally, ensuring positive impact.