Hussain J. AlNowais
An industrialist and business strategist, Hussain J AlNowais is the founding member and Chairman of Abu Dhabi based ALNOWAIS Investments. Currently, Mr. AlNowais is spearheading ALNOWAIS Investments’ strategy of global expansion and strategic project development in energy, industry, infrastructure, hospitality and real-estate.
Mr. AlNowais has over 30 years of combined experience in various countries and across numerous sectors including: banking, financial services, investments, heavy industries, petrochemicals, industrial development, infrastructure development, Public-Private Partnership, project finance, hospitality and real estate. He accumulated a solid track record of acquiring unprofitable companies turning them into profitable business, sold many businesses, and has realized lucrative IPO’s. Holding senior positions in both the public & private sectors, Mr. AlNowais has been actively involved in building organizations, developing effecting structures, recruiting winning management teams, creating viable strategies, policies and regulations on both national and regional levels.
Mr. AlNowais is currently Chairman of Waha Capital a publicly listed company with diversified investments, Chairman of MENA Infrastructure Fund a Middle Eastern fund investing in infrastructure, power, water, ports and airports, a Board Member of Rotana Hotels & Real Estate Investment the premier regional investor in hospitality and hotel management.
Mr. AlNowais was previously Chairman of Abu Dhabi Basic Industries (ADBIC), an industrial conglomerate and prime mover in implementing the Abu Dhabi government’s industrial diversification policy (which merged with General Holding Company –SENAAT); was a Board Member and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones “Zones Corp” overseeing infrastructure and utilities development, was Chairman of Etihad Railway, a UAE railway for freight and passengers linking the various cities of UAE, was a Board Member of Abu Dhabi Ports Company, with a 4 billion dollars investments in building the largest industrial zone in Abu Dhabi, known as Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), was the Vice Chairman of Abraaj Capital the largest private equity group in the Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia(MENASA), with 7 billion dollars investments in emerging markets, was Advisory Board Member of Khalifa University for Science & Technology (KUSTAR), and was a Board Member of InvestBank.
Mr. AlNowais works closely with regional and national NGOs and not for profit organizations to create employment opportunities, direct educational reform programs, develop small business and foster entrepreneurship advancement. He is Chairman of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development and member of the Board of Nations Fund.