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.
As a well renowned business in the UAE, Al Nowais is best known for his large business portfolio because for over 30 years, he has worked with various projects of different fields from around the globe while focusing with projects such as financing, banking, investments, real estate, perto chemicals and other heavy industries as well as infrastructure and industrial developments in the international market. 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.
He is currently the chairman of the publicly listed company Waha Capital, a company known for its various investments in the business field. In MENA Infrastructure Fund, an investment agency known for infrastructure projects such as airports, ports, power and water, Al Nowais also serves as the Chairman. 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.
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. One of his most remarkable positions include being the chairman and former board member of the Executive Committee of Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones and Zones Corporation known for checking the infrastructures and utilities development and being the chairman of the Etihad Railway that links passenger and freight from the different cities in 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. 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.