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. Other families also returned to Abu Dhabi during this time.
While in Abu Dhabi, Hussain al Nowais was able to complete his high school education. Hussain al Nowais studied Business Administration in the US after completing his high school education. Hussain al Nowais went to work for 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. Hussain al Nowais got a huge opportunity after getting a contract to supply 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. Failing food businesses started making a profit after restructuring was conducted by Hussain al Nowais. 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. The success of the businesses came about because the IT system was improved alongside other measures. Hard work and new ideas also contributed to the success the failing 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. He made several proposals on the improvement of UAE business practices when it came to investment opportunities in 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. He likes to spend time with his family when he has spare time.
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.
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