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Hussain Al Nowais: A Remarkable UAE Businessman

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.

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. He is also known for successfully transforming unprofitable companies into profitable ones as he has also sold various businesses as well as lucrative IPOs.

He is also famous both in the private and public sector because he has actively worked with various projects that includes the building of organizations, developing effective structures, coming up with efficient viable strategies as well as recruiting new and developed teams and setting up rules and regulations in the regional as well as the 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 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. 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. 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. 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.