A Global industrialist and business strategist, Hussain AlNowais has over 30 years of combined experience in various nations and across multiple sectors including: banking and financial services, investments, heavy industries, petrochemicals, energy, construction, hospitality and real estate. Born and raised in Abu Dhabi, UAE, for a self-made businessman father, He began his career as an entrepreneur, establishing his first company in 1979. Mr. AlNowais received his B.S. in finance from Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon and has attended Executive Management courses at INSEAD-France and London Business School. Today, Hussain AlNowais lives in his homeland, Abu Dhabi, married with two sons and a daughter.

“Entrepreneurship is a journey of passion, perseverance, focus and choosing the right team to compliment you skills and confidence”
Hussain AlNowais

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CAREER-PRIVATE

"As I reflect on my experience of over 30 years in business and public service I can sum it up as follows: success comes from passion! Passion brings out the best in us! I can attribute our success to our people being passionate about everything we do. Equally important is sustainability; we build and acquire businesses with a long term view for sustainability. Finally, the volatile global markets we live in have taught us to be mindful of risk management; yet recognize the opportunities volatility brings." Hussain Al Nowais

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ALNOWAIS INVESTMENTS

CHAIRMAN

Hussain Alnowais is the founding member and chairman of Abu Dhabi-based ALNOWAIS Investments. Currently, spearheading ALNOWAIS Investments’ strategy of global expansion and strategic project development in energy, industry, infrastructure, healthcare, hospitality/real-estate, FMCG and technology sectors.

Website : www.alnowais.com Jan 1979 – Present
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AMEA POWER

CHAIRMAN

AMEA Power develops, own, and operates thermal and renewable power projects in Africa Region, the Middle East Region and Asia Region.

Website : www.ameapower.com Jan 2016 – Present
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WAHA CAPITAL

CHAIRMAN

A diversified investment company at the center of a strong business network in the UAE & the wider Middle East region. Waha Capital invests in various sectors including aircraft leasing, offshore oil and gas services, real estate development, and financial services.

Website : www.wahacapital.ae Jan 2006 – Mar 2018
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ROTANA HOTEL MANAGEMENT

BOARD MEMBER

A hotel management company in the Middle East and Africa region. It has a portfolio of 85 properties in 26 cities and operates four sub brands.

Website : www.rotana.com 1992 - Present
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MENA INFRASTRUCTURE FUND

CHAIRMAN

A specialist USD 300 million private equity fund established in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC). It is a regional investor, targeting investments in the infrastructure and energy sectors across MENA.

Website : www.menainfrastructure.com 2008 - Present

CAREER-PUBLIC

AlNowais’s career took a ten-fold leap in responsibility when he was sought out by Abu Dhabi Government to chair strategic public institutions. His semi/public/non-profit responsibilities include:

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KHALIFA FUND

CHAIRMAN

Launched in 2007 with a total capital investment of 2 Billion dirhams, Khalifa Fund aims to create a new generation of Emirati entrepreneurs by instilling and enriching the culture of investment amongst young people and supporting and developing small to medium-sized investments in the Emirate..

Website : www.khalifafund.ae 2007 – Present
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SANDOOD AL WATAN

BOARD MEMBER

Sandooq Al Watan (The National Fund) is a social initiative launched by prominent Emirati businessmen that aims to develop the economy by supporting social entrepreneurship, providing Emiratis with career guidance, identifying and developing talent and funding research and development.

Website : www.sandooqalwatan.ae 2016 – Present
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FAMILY BUSINESS COUNCIL GULF

BOARD MEMBER

The Family Business Council – Gulf (FBCG) is steered and cultivated by the leadership of exceptional family businesses from across the GCC countries, with a common goal to ensure the continuity of GCC family businesses over generations

Website : www.fbc-gulf.org/ 2016 – Present