The Journey Of The UAE Chairman
Hussain al Nowais was schooled in Qatar after leaving the hardships of Abu Dhabi. 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.
He completed his high school education while in Abu Dhabi. After this, he went to the US to study 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.
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. The supply of electrical equipment to one of the government departments was one of his big opportunities.
Hussain al Nowais became a skilled businessman and started focusing on the acquisition of companies. Within a period of time, the failling company’s would start making a profit under his management. 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.
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. Hard work and new ideas also contributed to the success the failing 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. 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. 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. When he can, he is likes 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.