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. 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. Many companies trust Al Nowais for his good reputation in evolving unprofitable businesses and effectively turning them into something profitable and his ability to sell various business and even lucrative IPOs in no time.
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. Al Nowais also has a wide background when it comes to hospitality and managing hotels because he is also seating as one of the board members in Rotana Hotels and Real Estate Investment which is one of the topnotch investors in such field.
He is also known for his previous positions in the private and public agencies such as becoming the chairman of ADBIC or the Abu Dhabi Basic Industries which is a popular industrial conglomerate and being a prime mover in implementing the industrial diversification policy of the Abu Dhabi government which is working in partnership with SENAAT and the General Holding Company. 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. Al Nowais is also known for being a former Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company with a remarkable 4 Billion dollar investment in putting up the biggest industrial zone in the entire 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. 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.
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