The Journey Of The UAE Chairman
Hussain al Nowais was schooled in Qatar after leaving the hardships of 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.
While in Abu Dhabi, Hussain al Nowais was able to complete his high school education. 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 family business started as a trading organization and it was started by Hussain al Nowais’ grandfather.
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 started acquiring failing companies with the skills he acquired as a businessman. 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. 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. 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. Hussain al Nowais has been on the forefront of trying to make improvements on UAE business practices especially when it comes to investment opportunities during trading.
It is challenging to turn a failing company around but Hussain al Nowais enjoys this challenge. 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.
There is a huge library in his house because Hussain al Nowais likes to read a lot. 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.