A Success Story of a Great Businessman
Businesses normally face challenges, which are not an issue for Hussain al Nowais, the managing director and chairman of the famous Emirates Holdings, known for making dying companies live again and even succeed. It will be such an honor to know the success story behind this amazing UAE Businessman.
The experiences of Hussain al Nowais in his younger days have inspired him to succeed in order reach his dreams.
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, as Hussain al Nowais described, can be compared to a village with no people. His family stays in Corniche before, and Al Husn was the former name of its 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.The norm before was to migrate to a different place, like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, to be able to survive.
Al Nowais’ family only returned to Abu Dhabi, along with other families, when Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became the president of UAE. The grandfather of Al Nowais, who was once a pearl merchant, worked his way and became a building material and foodstuff trader. The business was good, making their family have a trade organisation.
Al Nowais continued schooling in the United States of America after finishing high school in his beloved place, Abu Dhabi.
After finishing a business administration course in the U.S., he was totally filled with wisdom and might, which gave him the courage to go back home in order to practice what he has learned. 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. According to him, he almost started from nothing in order to build what he has now.
When his career was still trying to grow, one event that he considers as the turning point was when he got a contract for a department in the government in supplying equipment for electrical use.
By improving his acquired skills and knowledge, he became successful in his chosen career.
Al Nowais was even clever enough to think that it is good to have a food business when the Gulf War began. His brilliance even made him acquire some businesses that are dying, wherein he restructured them and made them earn a lot once again.
Even up to this very day, he is still showing everyone in the whole wide world how possible it is to succeed for such a long time.
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