Success in Business through Perseverance
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.
Hussain al Nowais grew up facing so many trials, which molded him to become the man that he is right now.
When Hussain al Nowais was still young, he and his siblings saw the struggles of their parents. And truly time will come that you will reap what you saw, especially that they are now more than capable to sustain themselves due to hard work.
He shared that back in the 1950s, drinking purified drinking water is already a kind of luxury while having an air conditioner for a room is just unthinkable. Hussain al Nowais even compared Abu Dhabi to a village that is deserted back then. His family stays in Corniche before, and Al Husn was the former name of its centre.
Hussain al Nowais was sent to Qatar to study since Abu Dhabi’s schooling was insufficient.There was a norm before that people leave Abu Dhabi and go to Saudi Arabia or Qatar to get out from a difficult kind of life.
When Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became president of UAE, a lot of families have returned, including the family of Al Nowais. Their progress as a family started with Al Nowais’ grandfather who from a pearl merchant became a trader for foodtsuffs and materials. The business was good, making their family have a trade organisation.
When Al Nowais completed his high school in a school in Abu Dhabi, he then went to the U.S. in order to resume his education.
He finished a business administration degree in the United States of America and then practices it right away in the UAE, wherein his heart and soul were filled with optimism and bright ideas. 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.
With his outstanding capabilities as a leader, he has successfully made their business fly, which finally became a famous distributing, manufacturing, trading, and contracting company. He even recalled how we build everything almost from nothing.
When his career was still on the state of growing, he was given a chance to supply equipment for electrical use for a department in the government.
He earned his success through acquiring skills and knowledge and continuously improving them along the way.
Even the beginning of Gulf War was seen by Al Nowais as a chance to begin a food business, because of its necessity. By acquiring businesses that are already failing, he found ways to restructure and make them rise again.
In this very moment, he is still sharing his knowledge to many and earning more money, especially that Federal Foods is under his name.