Hussain Al Nowais: A Remarkable UAE Businessman
Also known for his growing investment agency ALNOWAIS Investments, the rise of business strategist and industrial specialist Hussain Al Nowais is quite evident with his growing business portfolio. 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 a well known international businessman in UAE with over 30 years of experience in the field as he has been working in various countries all over the world in the field of banking, investments, real estate, industrial and infrastructure developments, petrochemicals, heavy industries, financial services and many more. He is also known for successfully transforming unprofitable companies into profitable ones as he has also sold various businesses as well as lucrative IPOs.
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.
Currently, he is seating as the chairman of Waha Capital which is a public listed company that is known for diversified investments. In MENA Infrastructure Fund, an investment agency known for infrastructure projects such as airports, ports, power and water, Al Nowais also serves as the Chairman. He is also one of the renowned board member of Rotana Hotels and Real Estate Investment which is a leading investor in the field of hospitality as well as hotel management.
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. 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.