The Journey Of The UAE Chairman
After leaving Abu Dhabi Hussain al Nowais schooled in Qatar. When His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan took over power, he moved back there together with his family. With the change of power, other families returned to Abu Dhabi.
Hussain al Nowais was able to complete his high school education in Abu Dhabi. Hussain al Nowais went to the US after completing high school and this is where he studied Business Administration. On completion of his studies in the US, Hussain al Nowais joined the family business. The grandfather of Hussain al Nowais started the family business as a trading organization.
He played a key role in the functions of the business especially in the improvement of manufacturing and the distribution of the family trading company goods. Before Hussain al Nowais started any partnerships, he was first an agent to the companies. His big break came when he got a contract for supplying electrical equipment to one of the government departments.
With the skills he acquired doing business, Hussain al Nowais started focusing on the acquisition of failing companies. He would turn the failing companies around and make a profit with them. He focused on the food business and started restructuring them and this is what made them successful. Hussain al Nowais chose to acquire food businesses and turn them around because he saw that the industry was recession-proof.
By setting up the infrastructure of a business and putting in place a qualified management team, he was able to turn failing businesses into successful businesses. He also improved the IT systems of the businesses and this contributed to the success of the businesses. Hard work and new ideas also contributed to the success the failing businesses.
Through commitment and dedication, they were able to see results on the businesses they took over. 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. Through working in the UAE, he interacts with different nationalities this gives him a better appreciation of the cultures that are around. 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.