The Background Of The UAE Chairman
After leaving Abu Dhabi Hussain al Nowais schooled in Qatar. Together with his family, Hussain al Nowais moved back to Abu Dhabi after His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan took over power. Other families also returned to Abu Dhabi during this time.
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. 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.
When he joined the family business he was able to improve the manufacturing, and the distribution of the trading company. He was an agent of companies before he started partnering with them. Hussain al Nowais got a huge opportunity after getting a contract to supply 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. Through restructuring the food businesses that he acquired, they started making profits. The reason he ventured into the food business was because they were recession-proof industries.
His method of turning failing businesses around included putting in place a qualified management team as well as the infrastructure of a business. He also improved the IT systems of the businesses and this contributed to the success of the businesses. 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.
Through commitment and dedication, they were able to see results on the businesses they took over. Hussain al Nowais experienced growth in the food business and was able to establish a manufacturing food company. 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. When he can, he likes to spend his time with his family.
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 strongly believes in growth and would like to pass this on to his children so that they can always keep growing.