Suzan “Suzy” Kanoo
Suzan “Suzy” Kanoo, CEO of Khalil bin Ebrahim Kanoo Company and International Motor Trading Agency, is one of the most successful female business leaders in Bahrain and one of the top CEOs in the Arab world. She has chosen to use her influence to advocate for the empowerment of Arab women and worldwide awareness of the need for legislation to ensure their safety and well-being.
After earning her MBA from Harvard Business School, Suzy returned home to take charge of the automotive section of the family business, with blessings from her father. Within six years, her division of K.E. Kanoo was among the top five in the country for its industry. She is a member of the YPO “Top-CEO” network, and was the first Arab woman elected to chair the YPO’s MENA (Middle East and North Africa) division. She has traveled with the UN to Syria and visits refugee camps around the world twice each year. The proud mother of three, Suzy is a sought-after speaker, poet and author of Hear Us Speak: Letters From Arab Women (Forbes Books).