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Our late uncle the first finance minister in Bahrain Sayed Mahmood Al Alawi on the right hand of the late Amir HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and HRH the late Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister in first Cabinet formation

Empowering Ventures as Your Strategic Advisor

Noorwood acts as an accelerator and strategic advisor to some of the world’s most notable families and multinational investment conglomerates as well as businesses or individuals who are willing to expand their footprint in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

We have a wealth of family history that played a key role in the economic development of Bahrain and the region.


From A Visionary Economist to Intergenerational Advisors

Our great uncle Sayed Mahmood Al Alawi is considered one of the most prominent economists Bahrain has ever known. He played a key and active role in developing Bahrain’s economy and proclaiming its independence and sovereignty from the British.

Established in Bahrain in 1999, today our intergenerational investment advisory firm provides advice and counsel to family offices, governments, corporates and individuals across the Middle East and, through our partner network, globally, Investment consultancy financial advisory mergers and acquisitions.

Their Highnesses, the Amir and the Prime Minister, with Sayed Mahmood Al Alawi next to them in 1974 history image

Their Highnesses, the Amir and the Prime Minister, with Sayed Mahmood Al Alawi next to them in 1974

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Pioneering Bahrain’s National Currency

In 1965 one of Sayed Mahmood’s key achievements, a turning point in the history of Bahrain’s economy, was making the long cherished wish of His Majesty the King’s grandfather to have a Bahrain national currency and make the dream come true and be part of a world monetary system that determined its value according to well-known criteria.

He was the first Minister of Finance and National Economy and continued to serve as the Financial Advisor to both the late Amir His Highness Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa and the late Prime Minster Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa until his death in 1994.

Hussain Al Alawi

Founder & Managing Director

Hussain Al Alawi is the Founder and Managing Director of Noorwood and an advisory board member for several global companies. Drawing on 20 years of extensive global experience in investments and having proven himself a leader in financial advisory across a range of industries, Hussain oversees Noorwood’s client relationships and is responsible for driving the organisation’s overall strategic guidance and direction.

Hussain Al Alawi has spent 20 years working with family businesses and investors across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, connecting them with opportunities in European and global markets. During that time, he has built close personal and business ties with governments, sovereign wealth funds, banks and financial institutions, family offices, as well as corporate and individual investors.

A business owner and entrepreneur from a family of entrepreneurs, Hussain’s rich personal experience of intergenerational asset management helps him understand and manage the complexities and challenges of his investor partners, particularly family offices. He is passionate about the ways in which disruptive new technologies can be applied in traditional industry sectors – and the prospects these provide for those willing to capitalise on fast emerging opportunities in fintech, healthcare, med-tech and agri-tech.

Hussain Al Alawi earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Boston University in the United States. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems with a Minor in Management and Accounting from Bentley College.

Hussain Al Alawi Founder & Managing Director at Noorwood
Our Journey
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Crafting Legacies, Seizing Opportunities

At Noorwood, we consider the unique needs of each client, connecting them with exclusive opportunities across industry sectors and geographies, aligned with their personal, ethical, and financial interests.

With two decades of expertise in investment advisory and strategic business advice, and in-depth experience of working with family offices in the Arabian Gulf, we help our clients fulfill their financial goals through the formulation and implementation of innovative investment strategies.

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