Why should you join the Academics and Scholars’ Day?

Welcome to the 6th IFBRF, an exclusive platform dedicated to family businesses and the thriving field of family business research. As an aspiring scholar in this domain, this is your prime opportunity to connect and showcase your work among leading family business scholars, gaining invaluable insights and feedback. Engage in stimulating discussions, network with the next generation of family business leaders, and exchange ideas with accomplished family business consultants/practitioners, all aimed at enhancing the future of family businesses. In addition, seize the chance to publish your research in esteemed journals renowned for their impact, such as the Journal of Family Business Strategy, Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility, and the European Journal of Family Business. By joining us on October 25, 2023, for the Academics' Day, you'll embark on a journey of collaboration, empowering you to advance the frontiers of family business research. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to network, exchange insights, and shape the future of this influential field.

Keynote Speaker

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Mr. Mishal Kanoo is one of the most iconic business figures in the Middle East and has a reputation as a futurist and strategist with a strong track record in forecasting economic developments in the region. Mr. Kanoo currently serves as the Chairman of The Kanoo Group, one of the largest, longest-running, and independent family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region. Furthermore, he is a professional and motivational speaker, writes articles for local and regional media, is published in business journals on a regular basis, and holds chief positions as Chairman/Director of various reputable companies, including Gulf Capital, KHK & Partners Limited, Dalma Capital, Johnson Arabia LLC, and KAAF Investments.

Mishal Kanoo tries to help people reach their professional dreams. The excitement of helping others achieve their goals, both big or small, is what drives him. Playing a role in bettering people's lives is a great instigator for doing what he does. Kanoo has been investing on a personal and company level since 1991.

Mishal Kanoo adheres to family values and ideals in pursuit of quality and excellence. Over the years, the Kanoo family has always been associated with the progress and development of the entire region combined with a sense of philanthropy. Mishal grew up in the United Arab Emirates and finished his early schooling in Dubai. Thereafter he obtained two MBAs, one in finance from the University of St. Thomas, in Texas, and one from the American University of Sharjah. He began his professional career within the family business before going to university to get his first Master’s Degree. He then worked as an auditor outside his family business with Arthur Andersen in Dubai, before rejoining The Kanoo Group in 1997 as the Deputy Chairman.

Venue and Date

October 25th, 2023
American University of Sharjah
School of Business Administration
Sharjah, UAE

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