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Getting To Know Hussain Al Nowais

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 a well known international businessman in UAE with over 30 years of experience in the field as he has been working in various countries all over the world in the field of banking, investments, real estate, industrial and infrastructure developments, petrochemicals, heavy industries, financial services and many more. Al Nowais has also sold a number of businesses and lucrative IPOs and he is best known for his remarkable ability to turn unprofitable companies into something bigger and make them profitable ones.

Being popular to public and public sectors alike, Al Nowais is best known for his professional experiences in various building organizations and development of effective structures, coming up with new viable strategies and getting winning management teams and setting up rules and regulations that are both used in the regional and the national levels.

To mention a few of his current positions, he is the newly elected chairman of the Waha Capital, a publicly listed company known for its various business investments. 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 is also one of the renowned board member of Rotana Hotels and Real Estate Investment which is a leading investor in the field of hospitality as well as hotel management.

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. 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. 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. He was also the Vice Chairman of Abraaj Capital which is the biggest equity group in the entire MENASA or Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia, with a whopping 7 billion dollars of investments in the market. He was also the former Advisory Board Member of Khalifa University for Science & Technology or the KUSTAR, and was known as the most efficient Board Member of InvestBank.