The Journey Of The UAE Chairman
After leaving Abu Dhabi Hussain al Nowais schooled in Qatar. He later moved back to Abu Dhabi after His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan took over power 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. Hussain al Nowais went to the US after completing high school and this is where he studied Business Administration. Hussain al Nowais went to work for the family business after his studies in the US were completed. The family business of Hussain al Nowais’ family started as a trading organization.
He played a key role in the functions of the business especially in the improvement of manufacturing and the distribution of the family trading company goods. 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 started acquiring failing companies with the skills he acquired as a businessman. Within a period of time, the failling company’s would start making a profit under his management. Failing food businesses started making a profit after restructuring was conducted by Hussain al Nowais. 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. The success of the businesses came about because the IT system was improved alongside other measures. His team was able to implement new ideas as well as do a lot of hard work and this contributed to the success of the failing businesses.
It also took a lot of dedication and commitment to see results on the businesses that they were working on. 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.
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. One of his favourite things to do is to travel and relax. Hussain al Nowais likes to challenge his children to keep growing in the activities that they do.