A Success Story of a Great Businessman
Challenges in business are no match to the capabilities of Hussain al Nowais, who is the managing director and chairman of the Emirates Holdings, making low companies boom in no time. 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.
In an interview, Hussain al Nowais shared that he has experienced the hardships of their parents back then. And now, they are already enjoying the good things that they have earned.
It is quite unthinkable to have air conditioner before or even drink purified water in the 1950s, according to him. Abu Dhabi looked like a village with no citizens, as Hussain al Nowais described it before. He also mentioned that his family once lives in the area of Corniche, wherein Al Husn was the town’s centre.
Since the education in Abu Dhabi before was not that high, Al Nowais traveled to Qatar to be able to get into a school.This did not only happen to him but to many people before, considering as a norm.
When Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became president of UAE, a lot of families have returned, including the family of Al Nowais. The grandfather of Al Nowais, who was once a pearl merchant, worked his way and became a building material and foodstuff trader. Their family managed to become a trade organisation after that.
When Al Nowais completed his high school in a school in Abu Dhabi, he then went to the U.S. in order to resume his education.
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. 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 remembered how he made everything possible by starting from scratch.
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.
Even the beginning of Gulf War was seen by Al Nowais as a chance to begin a food business, because of its necessity. His brilliance even made him acquire some businesses that are dying, wherein he restructured them and made them earn a lot once again.
And up to this day, he is still showing and sharing his excellence, such as having Federal Foods.