Hussain Al Nowais is one of the leading business leaders in UAE, Abu Dhabi. Al Nowais has vast interests in petrochemicals, hospitalities, food industry, banking, investments and various other companies. Coming from a humble background in Abu Dhabi, UAE, he attributes his success to his efforts and persistence. The article highlights the success and life of Hussain Al Nowais.
Hussain Early Beginning
Hussain Al Nowais completed both his primary and secondary studies in UAE before flying abroad in the US for his college studies.Hussain has seen both the good and bad times. He is known for his position as a chairman of the Emirates Holding. He traces his roots of entrepreneurship back when his grandfather was a small scale trader. During his earlier years, he worked as an agent, and after some time, he could rise to become a partner.
The Journey of his career
He worked as a trainee in one of the investment banks in New York. He attributes his success to the exposure by meeting people from the different cultures. He was able to overcome his competitors because he gained command of English which he could use to get the big contracts from the international companies.
His major success in Business
His breakthrough came when he was awarded a contract to supply the government department with electrical materials. He also developed a passion for acquisition whereby he bought the falling firms and established them to be beneficial. During the recession time during the gulf war, he saw the need to fill the gap due to food shortage. The idea led to the formation of Federal Foods Services that offers solutions to millions of the citizens.
Hussain has three children, and he uses his free time to mentor them. Although his kids are privileged, he desires to see them have a passion in life and come up with brilliant ideas in the business sector. He reads informative and inspirational books and those based on Islam religion. Being a world traveler and family man, he spends his holiday times flying around together with his family.
Among the companies that Hussain chairs include the Al Nowais Investment LLC, Danway Engineering, Eircom, Addax Bank B. S. C, National Petroleum Constructions and Abu Dhabi essential industry corporations. Some of the businesses that he directs include the Rotana Hotel Management Corporation Limited, Spinneys Limited among others. He also acts a board member in a long list of companies.