Getting To Know Hussain Al Nowais
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. Among his current projects include the worldwide expansion strategies of ALNOWAIS Investments as well as other strategic projects development in real estate, infrastructure, energy, industry and even 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. He is also known for successfully transforming unprofitable companies into profitable ones as he has also sold various businesses as well as lucrative IPOs.
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.
Currently, he is seating as the chairman of Waha Capital which is a public listed company that is known for diversified investments. 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. Al Nowais also has a wide background when it comes to hospitality and managing hotels because he is also seating as one of the board members in Rotana Hotels and Real Estate Investment which is one of the topnotch investors in such field.
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. He was also the chairman and a board member of the Executive Committee of Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones and Zones Corporation which is notable for overseeing infrastructure as well as utilities development and the former chairman of the Etihad Railway for freight and passengers that links various cities in the UAE. Being a former Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company also helped him build his professional portfolio as this company 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 was also the Vice Chairman of Abraaj Capital which is the biggest equity group in the entire MENASA or Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia, with a whopping 7 billion dollars of investments in the market. 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.