The Journey Of The UAE Chairman
Hussain al Nowais schooled in Qatar after leaving Abu Dhabi. Together with his family, Hussain al Nowais moved back to Abu Dhabi after His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan took over power. During this time, other families also returned to Abu Dhabi.
He completed his high school education while in Abu Dhabi. After this, he went to the US to study Business Administration. He joined the family business after his studies in the US were completed. The family business of Hussain al Nowais’ family started as a trading organization.
The family business was able to grow in manufacturing and distribution through his contribution. He was an agent of companies before he started partnering with them. His big break came when he got a contract for supplying electrical equipment to one of the government departments.
Hussain al Nowais became a skilled businessman and started focusing on the acquisition of companies. Under his management the failing companies were able to make a profit and grow. Failing food businesses started making a profit after restructuring was conducted by Hussain al Nowais. Hussain al Nowais chose to acquire food businesses and turn them around because he saw that the industry was recession-proof.
Hussain al Nowais was able to turn the failing businesses into successful businesses by putting in place a qualified management team and setting up the infrastructure of the business. The success of the businesses came about because the IT system was improved alongside other measures. Hard work and new ideas also contributed to the success the failing businesses.
The businesses that they took over required a lot of commitment and dedication and they were able to do this to turn them around. As time went by, Hussain al Nowais established a manufacturing food company which had many employees. His contribution to the UAE are his proposals to improve business practices in investment opportunities when trading.
He’s a man who likes the challenge of growing companies. Due to the interactions with different nationalities as he works in the UAE he’s able to appreciate culture better. He likes to spend time with his family when he has spare time.
He also likes to read a lot and has a huge library in his house. He enjoys traveling when he has the time to do it. Hussain al Nowais likes to challenge his children to keep growing in the activities that they do.