Being the chairman and founding member of ALNOWAIS Investments which is a growing investment agency in Abu Dhabi, Hussain Al Nowais is famous for being a renowned business strategist and industrialist in the city. With his growing projects, one of his current focus is heading the international expansion strategies of ALNOWAIS Investments and coming up with effective strategic projects with developments in energy, infrastructure, industry, real estate and 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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.