A civil engineer by profession, having graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States, he also holds an MBA. Mr. Kanoo has 28 years of extensive experience in property development and real estate. He is a member of the Shura Council of Bahrain and sits on many boards representing the group’s interests. Mr. Saud Kanoo is the Chairman of Ossis Property Developers BSC in Bahrain, one of the leading property development companies in the Gulf region. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo WLL (Property Company), one of the largest independent family owned groups of companies in the Middle East with diversified interests in shipping, travel, machinery, logistics and insurance among others.