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. During this time, other families also returned to Abu Dhabi.
Hussain al Nowais was able to complete his high school education in Abu Dhabi. 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 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. 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. Through restructuring the food businesses that he acquired, they started making profits. Hussain al Nowais chose to acquire food businesses and turn them around because he saw that the industry was recession-proof.
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. Hard work and new ideas also contributed to the success the failing 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. 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. 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. When he can, he is likes to travel and relax. Hussain al Nowais likes to challenge his children to keep growing in the activities that they do.
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