Hussain Al Nowais: A Remarkable UAE Businessman
Being the chairman and founding member of ALNOWAIS Investments which is a growing investment agency in Abu Dhabi, Hussain Al Nowais is famous for being a renowned business strategist and industrialist in the city. 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.
As a well renowned business in the UAE, Al Nowais is best known for his large business portfolio because for over 30 years, he has worked with various projects of different fields from around the globe while focusing with projects such as financing, banking, investments, real estate, perto chemicals and other heavy industries as well as infrastructure and industrial developments in the international market. Many companies trust Al Nowais for his good reputation in evolving unprofitable businesses and effectively turning them into something profitable and his ability to sell various business and even lucrative IPOs in no time.
Being popular to public and public sectors alike, Al Nowais is best known for his professional experiences in various building organizations and development of effective structures, coming up with new viable strategies and getting winning management teams and setting up rules and regulations that are both used in the regional and the 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 also seats as a chairman of the MENA Infrastructure Fund which is a popular Middle Eastern investment agency that delves in power, water, infrastructures, airports and ports. 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. Being the former chairman and board member of the Executive Committee of Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones and Zones Corporation also helped his establish a name for himself as he was also the chairman of the Etihad Railway that links freight and passengers from various cities within the UAE. Al Nowais is also known for being a former Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company with a remarkable 4 Billion dollar investment in putting up the biggest industrial zone in the entire Abu Dhabi which is known as the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi or the KIZAD. Al Nowais was also the Vice Chairman of Abraaj Capital, reputed to be the top equity group in the whole Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia or MENASA, with a total of up to seven billion dollars ventures that are emerging the markets. Another remarkable achievement in his portfolio is being the former Advisory Board Member of Khalifa University for Science & Technology or KUSTAR, and being and efficient Board Member of InvestBank.