The Background 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.
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. 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.
When he joined the family business he was able to improve the manufacturing, and the distribution of the trading company. Hussain al Nowais worked in companies as an agent and later started partnering with them. 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. Recession-proof industries such as the food business is what attracted him to do acquisition in the food businesses.
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. Hard work and new ideas also contributed to the success the failing businesses.
It also took a lot of dedication and commitment to see results on the businesses that they were working on. 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.
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.