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Hussain Al Nowais: A Remarkable UAE Businessman

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. 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.

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.

Currently, he is seating as the chairman of Waha Capital which is a public listed company that is known for diversified 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 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.

He is also known for his previous positions in the private and public agencies such as becoming the chairman of ADBIC or the Abu Dhabi Basic Industries which is a popular industrial conglomerate and being a prime mover in implementing the industrial diversification policy of the Abu Dhabi government which is working in partnership with SENAAT and the General Holding Company. 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. He was also a former Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company that 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 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.