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. 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 studied Business Administration in the US after completing his high school education. On completion of his studies in the US, Hussain al Nowais joined the family business. The family business of Hussain al Nowais’ family started as a trading organization.
The family business was able to grow in manufacturing and distribution through his contribution. 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.
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. As time went by, Hussain al Nowais established a manufacturing food company which had many employees. 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.
Hussain al Nowais enjoys growing companies because he likes the challenge of turning failing companies around. Through working in the UAE, he interacts with different nationalities this gives him a better appreciation of the cultures that are around. 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. When he can, he is likes to travel and relax. Hussain al Nowais likes to challenge his children to keep growing in the activities that they do.