The Journey Of The UAE Chairman
Hussain al Nowais was schooled in Qatar after leaving the hardships of Abu Dhabi. He later moved back to Abu Dhabi after His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan took over power together with his family. During this time, other families also 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. Hussain al Nowais went to work for the family business after his studies in the US were completed. 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. Hussain al Nowais worked in companies as an agent and later 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.
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. 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. With time, Hussain al Nowais was able to grow his food business and established a manufacturing food company. His contribution to the UAE are his proposals to improve business practices in investment opportunities when trading.
It is challenging to turn a failing company around but Hussain al Nowais enjoys this challenge. Due to the interactions with different nationalities as he works in the UAE he’s able to appreciate culture better. He likes to spend time with his family when he has spare time.
Hussain al Nowais has a huge library in his house because he likes to read a lot. 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.