Hussain al Nowais was schooled in Qatar after leaving the hardships of Abu Dhabi. When His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan took over power, he moved back there together with his family. Other families also returned to Abu Dhabi during this time.
He completed his high school education while in Abu Dhabi. 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 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. He was an agent of companies before he started partnering with them. The supply of electrical equipment to one of the government departments was one of his big opportunities.
Hussain al Nowais became a skilled businessman and started focusing on the acquisition of 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. The reason he ventured into the food business was because they were recession-proof industries.
Hussain al Nowais was able to turn the failing businesses into successful businesses by putting in place a qualified management team and setting up the infrastructure of the business. Through improved IT systems, the businesses became successful. 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. Hussain al Nowais experienced growth in the food business and was able to establish 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. 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.