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. During this time, other families also returned to Abu Dhabi.
He completed his high school education while in Abu Dhabi. After this, he went to the US to study Business Administration. On completion of his studies in the US, Hussain al Nowais joined the family business. 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. Before Hussain al Nowais started any partnerships, he was first an agent to the companies. Hussain al Nowais got a huge opportunity after getting a contract to supply 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. His team was able to implement new ideas as well as do a lot of hard work and this contributed to the success of 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. 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. Due to the interactions with different nationalities as he works in the UAE he’s able to appreciate culture better. Hussain al Nowais enjoys family time and he does this when he has time off work.
Hussain al Nowais has a huge library in his house because he likes to read a lot. He enjoys traveling when he has the time to do it. Hussain al Nowais strongly believes in growth and would like to pass this on to his children so that they can always keep growing.