Acknowledging that one of our greatest asset is our employees, we have placed strong emphasis on the contribution, qualities and skills of our people. Our primary focus is on ensuring the continual availability and enhancement of employee skills and capabilities to meet the business challenges at all times and our objectives is to turn DANWAY into the employer of choice for work and productivity.
Hussain Al Nowais
I remember starting AlNowais Investments in the late 1970s with a handful of dedicated professionals as if it were yesterday. Notwithstanding the many challenges we have faced throughout the years, I am proud that we grew into a robust organization with a turnover exceeding US$1 billion. Over the years, we succeeded in converting many of the challenges we faced into opportunities. We now have more than 4,000 employees, leading market positions in several key industries, and enjoy an outstanding reputation for integrity and strong values.
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 as passion brings out the best in us. 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.
Going back to the point about passion, I can attribute a lot of our success to our people being passionate about everything we do. I view our people as our single most important asset. We have a very diverse workforce. I am very proud that our staff retention rate is among the highest in the UAE. I am also very proud of our corporate culture – an open one that encourages upward and downward direct communication. The cornerstone of our governance model is an unwavering commitment to uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct.
We celebrate more than three decades of success. We honor our team. And we rejoice in our vigorous involvement in the community.
Adel Al Nowais
Adel Al Nowais graduated in 1990 with a BS in Business Administration from Lewis and Clark College, USA. Has attended several courses and seminars at INSEAD, Paris and other prominent overseas educational institutions. After graduating in 1990, he joined Federal Foods LLC (a subsidiary Al Nowais Investments) as the Business Development Manager. In 1999 he was appointed as the Group’s Director – Commercial & Projects.
In 2008, he became the Managing Director of Al Nowais Investments. In addition to his various corporate roles and responsibilities within the group, Mr. Al Nowais has been invited to join the boards as director of several publicly-held prestigious institutions including Arabtech and Asmak.
Group Managing Director
S.G. Nair brings more than 40 years of professional experience gained in a number of senior leadership roles in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and India. S.G. Nair has played a key role in the establishment of Danway EME and is responsible for leading the strategic direction and operational management of Danway EME business activities in the Middle East. He has been the General Manager of Danway EME since its inception in 1990 and was appointed Managing Director in 2007.
S.G. Nair is a chartered Electrical Engineer graduated from the College of Engineering – Trivandrum, India. He is also a member of the Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and Institution of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (USA) and has undergone management training in Holland and Belgium.
Chief Financial Officer
Amit Bansal has over 15 years of experience in Finance, Accounts, IT and Administration functions of various manufacturing and contracting companies. He is MBA Finance, Certified Public Accountant (U.S.) and associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.
Amit has joined the company in 2007 as Finance controller and promoted as CFO in year 2012. He is responsible for the Financial and Administration functions including development and delivery of the company’s strategy, budget, business plan and corporate policies.