Success in Business through Perseverance
Challenges in business are no match to the capabilities of Hussain al Nowais, who is the managing director and chairman of the Emirates Holdings, making low companies boom in no time. A lot of people are wondering how this UAE businessman succeeded so much in his career.
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 now that their lives have already improved, it is evident how much they earned through their sacrifices.
It is quite unthinkable to have air conditioner before or even drink purified water in the 1950s, according to him. Hussain al Nowais even compared Abu Dhabi to a village that is deserted back then. He also mentioned that his family once lives in the area of Corniche, wherein Al Husn was the town’s centre.
Hussain al Nowais was sent to Qatar to study since Abu Dhabi’s schooling was insufficient.The norm before was to migrate to a different place, like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, to be able to survive.
Al Nowais’ family only returned to Abu Dhabi, along with other families, when Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became the president of UAE. The grandfather of Al Nowais, who was once a pearl merchant, worked his way and became a building material and foodstuff trader. That was the beginning of their family business, which is an organisation for trade.
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 has shown great strength and optimism after graduating with a business administration degree in the U.S. by going back to UAE in order to practice his skills. It was no surprise that when Al Nowais was 22 years old, he was already one famous and successful person who can communicate well to foreign businessmen all over the world.
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. According to him, he almost started from nothing in order to build what he has now.
When his career was still trying to grow, one event that he considers as the turning point was when he got a contract for a department in the government in supplying equipment for electrical use.
He earned his success through acquiring skills and knowledge and continuously improving them along the way.
During the Gulf War, Al Nowais saw their food business as something that would succeed because it is needed. He even bought dying businesses and restructured them, making them reach the pick again.
And up to this day, he is still showing and sharing his excellence, such as having Federal Foods.