The Journey Of The UAE Chairman
After leaving Abu Dhabi Hussain al Nowais schooled in Qatar. When His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan took over power, he moved back there together with his family. Other families also returned to Abu Dhabi during this time.
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 grandfather of Hussain al Nowais started the family business 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. Hussain al Nowais worked in companies as an agent and later started partnering with them. His big break came when he got a contract for supplying 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. Failing food businesses started making a profit after restructuring was conducted by Hussain al Nowais. The reason he ventured into the food business was because they were recession-proof industries.
His method of turning failing businesses around included putting in place a qualified management team as well as the infrastructure of a business. 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.
Through commitment and dedication, they were able to see results on the businesses they took over. 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. Hussain al Nowais appreciates cultures better because of his interactions with different nationalities as he does his work in the UAE. Hussain al Nowais enjoys family time and he does this when he has time off work.
There is a huge library in his house because Hussain al Nowais likes to read a lot. 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.