The multi-billion-dollar megacorporation known as Khan Industries
has always occupied a position of prominence in the economic
world. Founded before the turn of the century by the Khan
family of business magnates, Khan Industries made its start
in marine shipping and manufacturing, quickly becoming one
of the largest and fastest-growing businesses in the harbor
city of Cape Suzette. Visionary leadership and strong competitive
standards contributed to the phenomenal early successes of
the Khan corporation. By the time the Great War broke out,
Khan Industries was recognized as a world leader in international
shipping and merchandise as well as raw material production
Khan, rising star of aviation executives.
When Shere Khan, a rising star of aviation executives, assumed
control of the business shortly after the close of the Great
War, he expanded upon many of the enterprises and business
opportunities explored by the previous Khan chairman. Having
learned well from his predecessor, Shere Khan devoted a significant
portion of the company's efforts toward branching into new
fields, particularly the booming post-War air cargo industry.
Thanks to Chairman Khan's keen foresight, Khan Industries
created the most formidable air transport fleet in modern
history, giving the company a decisive edge over many of its
Further solidifying the corporation's industrial base, Shere
Khan aggressively pursued natural resources and mining operations
through the Khan Enterprises division. Khan also launched
expensive research and development projects concentrating
primarily on aircraft design, electronics, and alternative
energy sources. Many of these endeavors resulted in breakthrough
achievements, most notably the Sub-Electron Amplifier project
which unfortunately ended in a fiasco involving Air Pirates,
an attack on Cape Suzette, and a devastating weapon known
as the "lightning gun" powered by the stolen amplifier.
Another widely-publicized debacle was the infamous "Auto-Aviator"
incident, a short-lived business deal which nearly crippled
the commercial aviation industry.
today, chairman and CEO of Khan Industries.
Having overcome these setbacks, Khan Industries enjoys continuing
success as the biggest corporation in the world, but the company's
chairman is not without his share of critics. Many in the
general public resent the incredible influence Shere Khan
wields over Cape Suzette through the activities of his monolithic
corporation, however beneficial many services rendered by
Khan Industries (utilities, gasoline, fighter planes) may
be to the city's welfare and defense.
Others in corporate circles despise Khan's ruthlessness and
bloodthirsty competitive streak. There are also those convinced
that several of Shere Khan's assorted business ventures are
not aboveboard, citing persistent rumors of illicit negotiations
between Khan and the Air Pirates (in connection to a citywide
fuel shortage/rate hike) as grounds for police investigation.
Dismissing these accusations as products of corporate envy,
Shere Khan maintains firm control of Khan Industries, his
only concern being to guide the corporation and himself
to greater heights of prosperity and power.