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. Among his current projects include the worldwide expansion strategies of ALNOWAIS Investments as well as other strategic projects development in real estate, infrastructure, energy, industry and even hospitality.
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.
Al Nowais is also known not only in the private sector but also in the public as he has worked actively with different building organizations and developing effective structures, creating viable strategies and recruiting sure win management teams and even set up policies and rules both on the regional and national levels.
To mention a few of his current positions, he is the newly elected chairman of the Waha Capital, a publicly listed company known for its various business 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.