Hussain Al Nowais: A Remarkable UAE Businessman
With his building business portfolio, Hussain Al Nowais is a well known business strategist and industrialist in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) most especially in Abu Dhabi as he thrives with his new investment agency, ALNOWAIS Investments. With his growing projects, one of his current focus is heading the international expansion strategies of ALNOWAIS Investments and coming up with effective strategic projects with developments in energy, infrastructure, industry, real estate and hospitality.
Al Nowais is popular for his business portfolio of over 30 years of professional experience in banking, real estate, finance, investments and even other fields such as industrial and infrastructure developments, heavy industries and petrochemicals. Al Nowais has also sold a number of businesses and lucrative IPOs and he is best known for his remarkable ability to turn unprofitable companies into something bigger and make them profitable ones.
Al Nowais is also known not only in the private sector but also in the public as he has worked actively with different building organizations and developing effective structures, creating viable strategies and recruiting sure win management teams and even set up policies and rules both on the regional and national levels.
He is currently the chairman of the publicly listed company Waha Capital, a company known for its various investments in the business field. He is also the chairman of MENA Infrastructure Fuch which is known for its investments in infrastructures such as airports and ports, power and water. He also has a notable experience in the field of hospitality and managing hotels as he is one of the board members of the famous Rotana Hotels and Real Estate Investment.
Some of his previous positions include being the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Basic Industries of the ADBIC which is a famous industrial conglomerate and a prime mover when it comes to implementing the government of Abu Dhabi’s industrial diversification policy in partnership with the General Holding Company and SENAAT. One of his most remarkable positions include being the chairman and former board member of the Executive Committee of Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones and Zones Corporation known for checking the infrastructures and utilities development and being the chairman of the Etihad Railway that links passenger and freight from the different cities in the UAE. He was also a former Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company that has a remarkable 4 Billion dollar investment in setting up the biggest industrial zone in all of Abu Dhabi which is known as the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi or the KIZAD. He is also known as the most remarkable Vice Chairman of Abraaj Capital which is famous for being the biggest and private equity group in all of Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia or MENASA, with a remarkable seven billion dollars of investments in the market industry. Being an Advisory Board Member of KUSTAR or the Khalifa University for Science & Technology also helped him a lot in building his portfolio, as he was later on pronounced to be the most efficient Board Member of InvestBank.