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Hussain Al-Nowais
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Hussain Al-Nowais

Chairman, Emirates Steel
Dawood Bin Ozair
Vasanth Kumar

Hussain Al-Nowais, as the Chairman of Emirates Steel Industries, has a substantial amount of power in the region, and particularly within the UAE.

As the only significant domestic supplier of deformed reinforcing steel bars (rebar), with a rolling mill producing up to 600,000 tonnes of rebar annually, his company is one of the most important suppliers to the modern construction market.

Al Nowais has a CV that is the envy of almost everyone on this power list. With over 25 years of combined experience in business management, banking, finance, investment, hospitality, real estate, and industrial and project development, he has been actively involved in numerous instances of either setting up new businesses or acquiring ongoing businesses, primarily in the GCC and Middle East.

Al Nowais presently holds multiple positions, including chairman of Abu Dhabi Basic Industries Corporation, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, Emirates Steel, Waha Capital and National Petroleum Construction Company.

He vice-chairs the General Holding Corporation and sits on the board of Abu Dhabi Economic Development Council, The Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones, Abu Dhabi Aviation and Sheikh Khalifa University for Science & Technology.

A UAE national born in Abu Dhabi, Al Nowais graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Finance, from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon in the US. He has since attended executive management courses at INSEAD in France and London Business School in the UK.

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Awards

New category open for consultancies at CW Awards 2019 in Dubai
Sub-Consultancy of the Year to be crowned for the first time at the gala ceremony
Leaders in Construction KSA Awards to be held in Sep 2019
Gala ceremony in Riyadh to recognise and reward Saudi Arabia's best construction projects and brightest

Conferences

Leaders UAE 2019: Pinsent Masons confirmed as Gold Sponsor
Law firm is among the major construction industry players confirmed as sponsors for Leaders UAE's
Leaders in Construction UAE Summit returns in Sept 2019
Dubai conference to see top officials discuss the people, trends, and challenges that will power

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 747
Aug 03, 2019