What You Didn’t Know About 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. With the change of power, other families 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 started as a trading organization and it was started by Hussain al Nowais’ grandfather.
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. 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. Under his management the failing companies were able to make a profit and grow. He focused on the food business and started restructuring them and this is what made them successful. 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. The success of the businesses came about because the IT system was improved alongside other measures. 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. 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. When he can, he likes to spend his time with his family.
He also likes to read a lot and has a huge library in his house. He enjoys traveling when he has the time to do it. Hussain al Nowais likes to challenge his children to keep growing in the activities that they do.