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. He is also known for successfully transforming unprofitable companies into profitable ones as he has also sold various businesses as well as lucrative IPOs.
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.
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. He also has a notable experience in the field of hospitality and managing hotels as he is one of the board members of the famous Rotana Hotels and Real Estate Investment.
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. He was also the chairman and a board member of the Executive Committee of Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones and Zones Corporation which is notable for overseeing infrastructure as well as utilities development and the former chairman of the Etihad Railway for freight and passengers that links various cities in 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. He is also known as the most remarkable Vice Chairman of Abraaj Capital which is famous for being the biggest and private equity group in all of Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia or MENASA, with a remarkable seven billion dollars of investments in the market industry. Another remarkable achievement in his portfolio is being the former Advisory Board Member of Khalifa University for Science & Technology or KUSTAR, and being and efficient Board Member of InvestBank.