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.
According to Hussain al Nowais, he was born in the time when life was so hard, which made him push his limits.
When Hussain al Nowais was still young, he and his siblings saw the struggles of their parents. And now that their lives have already improved, it is evident how much they earned through their sacrifices.
He shared that back in the 1950s, drinking purified drinking water is already a kind of luxury while having an air conditioner for a room is just unthinkable. 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.
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.
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. 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. That was the beginning of their family business, which is an organisation for trade.
Al Nowais continued schooling in the United States of America after finishing high school in his beloved place, Abu Dhabi.
He finished a business administration degree in the United States of America and then practices it right away in the UAE, wherein his heart and soul were filled with optimism and bright ideas. 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.
He was indeed very passionate about what he is doing in his life, which is why there is no doubt why he uplifted their family business into a trusted contracting, distributing, trading, and manufacturing company. 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.
He earned his success through acquiring skills and knowledge and continuously improving them along the way.
Even the beginning of Gulf War was seen by Al Nowais as a chance to begin a food business, because of its necessity. By acquiring businesses that are already failing, he found ways to restructure and make them rise again.
And up to this day, he is still showing and sharing his excellence, such as having Federal Foods.