A Success Story of a Great Businessman
Businesses normally face challenges, which are not an issue for Hussain al Nowais, the managing director and chairman of the famous Emirates Holdings, known for making dying companies live again and even succeed. A lot of people are wondering how this UAE businessman succeeded so much in his career.
Hussain al Nowais grew up facing so many trials, which molded him to become the man that he is right now.
In an interview, Hussain al Nowais shared that he has experienced the hardships of their parents back then. And now, they are already enjoying the good things that they have earned.
It is quite unthinkable to have air conditioner before or even drink purified water in the 1950s, according to him. Abu Dhabi looked like a village with no citizens, as Hussain al Nowais described it before. His family stays in Corniche before, and Al Husn was the former name of its centre.
Since the education in Abu Dhabi before was not that high, Al Nowais traveled to Qatar to be able to get into a school.The norm before was to migrate to a different place, like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, to be able to survive.
Many families, which included the family of Al Nowais, decided to come back to Abu Dhabi when Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became the president. Their progress as a family started with Al Nowais’ grandfather who from a pearl merchant became a trader for foodtsuffs and materials. The business was good, making their family have a trade organisation.
When Al Nowais completed his high school in a school in Abu Dhabi, he then went to the U.S. in order to resume his education.
After finishing a business administration course in the U.S., he was totally filled with wisdom and might, which gave him the courage to go back home in order to practice what he has learned. It was no surprise that when Al Nowais was 22 years old, he was already one famous and successful person who can communicate well to foreign businessmen all over the world.
Along with his dedication, intelligence, luck, and commitment, he was able to evolve their family business into a well-known contracting, trading, distributing, and manufacturing company, which is not limited in UAE. He even recalled how we build everything almost from nothing.
One of the biggest events in his career that made their business grew more and more was when he was able to have a contract for a certain government department in supplying electrical equipment.
The reason why Al Nowais is successful in his career is that he improved his knowledge and skills regularly.
During the Gulf War, Al Nowais saw their food business as something that would succeed because it is needed. By acquiring businesses that are already failing, he found ways to restructure and make them rise again.
In this very moment, he is still sharing his knowledge to many and earning more money, especially that Federal Foods is under his name.