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.
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. He joined the family business after his studies in the US were completed. The grandfather of Hussain al Nowais started the family business as a trading organization.
When he joined the family business he was able to improve the manufacturing, and the distribution of the trading company. Before Hussain al Nowais started any partnerships, he was first an agent to the companies. Hussain al Nowais got a huge opportunity after getting a contract to supply 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. Under his management the failing companies were able to make a profit and grow. He focused on the food business and started restructuring them and this is what made them successful. Recession-proof industries such as the food business is what attracted him to do acquisition in the food businesses.
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. Through new ideas, the team was able to do a lot of hard work and they were able to turn around the failing businesses into successful and profitable 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. He made several proposals on the improvement of UAE business practices when it came to investment opportunities in trading.
He’s a man who likes the challenge of growing companies. Hussain al Nowais appreciates cultures better because of his interactions with different nationalities as he does his work in the UAE. 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. He enjoys traveling when he has the time to do it. What Hussain al Nowais would like to pass on to his children is that they should always keep growin in what they do.