The Journey Of The UAE Chairman
Hussain al Nowais was schooled in Qatar after leaving the hardships of Abu Dhabi. He later moved back to Abu Dhabi after His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan took over power together with his family. During this time, other families also returned to Abu Dhabi.
He completed his high school education while in Abu Dhabi. Hussain al Nowais went to the US after completing high school and this is where he studied 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. Hussain al Nowais worked in companies as an agent and later 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. He would turn the failing companies around and make a profit with them. Failing food businesses started making a profit after restructuring was conducted by Hussain al Nowais. The reason he ventured into the food business was because they were recession-proof industries.
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. He also improved the IT systems of the businesses and this contributed to the success of the businesses. His team was able to implement new ideas as well as do a lot of hard work and this contributed to the success of the failing businesses.
It also took a lot of dedication and commitment to see results on the businesses that they were working on. Hussain al Nowais experienced growth in the food business and was able to establish a manufacturing food company. He made several proposals on the improvement of UAE business practices when it came to investment opportunities in trading.
Hussain al Nowais enjoys growing companies because he likes the challenge of turning failing companies around. Due to the interactions with different nationalities as he works in the UAE he’s able to appreciate culture better. Hussain al Nowais enjoys family time and he does this when he has time off work.
He also likes to read a lot and has a huge library in his house. One of his favourite things to do is to travel and relax. What Hussain al Nowais would like to pass on to his children is that they should always keep growin in what they do.