What You Didn’t Know About The UAE Chairman
Hussain al Nowais was schooled in Qatar after leaving the hardships of 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. During this time, other families also returned to Abu Dhabi.
While in Abu Dhabi, Hussain al Nowais was able to complete his high school education. Hussain al Nowais went to the US after completing high school and this is where he studied Business Administration. He joined 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. 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. He would turn the failing companies around and make a profit with them. He focused on the food business and started restructuring them and this is what made them successful. 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. Through improved IT systems, the businesses became successful. 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. With time, Hussain al Nowais was able to grow his food business and established 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.
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. What Hussain al Nowais would like to pass on to his children is that they should always keep growin in what they do.