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. His current projects include leading the global expansion strategy of ALNOWAIS Investments and providing strategic project developments in the field of industry, infrastructure, energy, hospitality as well as real estate.
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.
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. 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. 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.
For his previous notable positions, Al Nowais is also known for being the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Basic Industries or the ADBIC which s known for being a notable industrial conglomerate and a prime mover of the Industrial Diversification Policy of the Abu Dhabi government as it works in partnership with the General Holding Company and the 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. 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. 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. 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.