The Journey Of The UAE Chairman
Hussain al Nowais schooled in Qatar after leaving 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. Other families also returned to Abu Dhabi during this time.
While in Abu Dhabi, Hussain al Nowais was able to complete his high school education. After this, he went to the US to study Business Administration. On completion of his studies in the US, Hussain al Nowais joined the family business. The grandfather of Hussain al Nowais started the family business as a trading organization.
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. 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. 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.
By setting up the infrastructure of a business and putting in place a qualified management team, he was able to turn failing businesses into successful businesses. 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.
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. He made several proposals on the improvement of UAE business practices when it came to investment opportunities in 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.
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.