The Background Of The UAE Chairman
Hussain al Nowais was schooled in Qatar after leaving the hardships of Abu Dhabi. Together with his family, Hussain al Nowais moved back to Abu Dhabi after His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan took over power. During this time, other families also 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 started as a trading organization and it was started by Hussain al Nowais’ grandfather.
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. He was an agent of companies before he started partnering with them. His big break came when he got a contract for supplying electrical equipment to one of the government departments.
Hussain al Nowais started acquiring failing companies with the skills he acquired as a businessman. Under his management the failing companies were able to make a profit and grow. 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. 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. Hussain al Nowais experienced growth in the food business and was able to establish a manufacturing food company. 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.
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. Hussain al Nowais enjoys family time and he does this when he has time off work.
Hussain al Nowais has a huge library in his house because he 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.