A Success Story of a Great Businessman
Hussain al Nowais, the Emirates Holdings managing director and chairman, enjoys taking challenges, such as making dying companies live and soar high in the world of business. A lot of people are wondering how this UAE businessman succeeded so much in his career.
The experiences of Hussain al Nowais in his younger days have inspired him to succeed in order reach his dreams.
Hussain al Nowais shared that back in the days, they saw the sacrifices of their parents. And truly time will come that you will reap what you saw, especially that they are now more than capable to sustain themselves due to hard work.
It is quite unthinkable to have air conditioner before or even drink purified water in the 1950s, according to him. Hussain al Nowais even compared Abu Dhabi to a village that is deserted back then. Years ago, their family stayed in an area of Corniche, and the town’s centre was Al Husn.
The insufficiency of school’s in Abu Dhabi was the reason why Al Nowais went to Qatar to study.The norm before was to migrate to a different place, like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, to be able to survive.
Al Nowais’ family only returned to Abu Dhabi, along with other families, when Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became the president of UAE. When they came back, their family was blessed after Al Nowai’s grandfather became a foodstuff and material trader instead of remaining from his past job as a pearl merchant. Their family managed to become a trade organisation after that.
Al Nowais continued schooling in the United States of America after finishing high school in his beloved place, Abu Dhabi.
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. In 1978, Al Nowais was known to be one out of few who was able to study outside UAE and was able to successfully communicate with businessmen from different countries.
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.
When his career was still on the state of growing, he was given a chance to supply equipment for electrical use for a department in the government.
He earned his success through acquiring skills and knowledge and continuously improving them along the way.
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.
Even up to this very day, he is still showing everyone in the whole wide world how possible it is to succeed for such a long time.