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. A lot of people are wondering how this UAE businessman succeeded so much in his career.
The experiences of Hussain al Nowais in his younger days have inspired him to succeed in order reach his dreams.
In an interview, Hussain al Nowais shared that he has experienced the hardships of their parents back then. 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. Abu Dhabi, as Hussain al Nowais described, can be compared to a village with no people. Years ago, their family stayed in an area of Corniche, and the town’s centre was Al Husn.
Since the education in Abu Dhabi before was not that high, Al Nowais traveled to Qatar to be able to get into a school.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. When they came back, their family was blessed after Al Nowai’s grandfather became a foodstuff and material trader instead of remaining from his past job as a pearl merchant. The business was good, making their family have a trade organisation.
Al Nowais went to the U.S. to study after he got his high school diploma from a school in Abu Dhabi.
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 is so impressive who Al Nowais has lifted his credibility so high, making him succeed even in his early 20’s, wherein he was able to deal with big names in the business world.
He was indeed very passionate about what he is doing in his life, which is why there is no doubt why he uplifted their family business into a trusted contracting, distributing, trading, and manufacturing company. He even recalled how we build everything almost from nothing.
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.
The reason why Al Nowais is successful in his career is that he improved his knowledge and skills regularly.
During the Gulf War, Al Nowais saw their food business as something that would succeed because it is needed. His brilliance even made him acquire some businesses that are dying, wherein he restructured them and made them earn a lot once 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.