Hussain Sajwani is widely known for his entrepreneurial skills, leadership and the good record in business performances. Hussain is a UAE national, founder, chairman, president and CEO of DAMAC Properties, a global property development company. He is a graduate of the University of Washington where he pursued a degree in economics and industrial engineering.
His career journey started in GASCO, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company where he worked as a contract manager. It did not take time for him to resign and ventured into catering industry. In 1982, he established catering company, Draieh Management Services. Some years later he established Twilight Investments, an investment company.
Mr. Sajwani looked up his father as a role model. Hussain`s dad owned a pen and watch store. He also used to conduct several real estate projects in Dubai. His mother hawked goods such as fabric to the local ladies.
At a young age, Sajwani could work at his father’s watch shop. Clearly, Hussain Sajwani family was devoted to business. He learned about business at a very tender age. He drew his inspiration from his father`s hard work, skills in handling business, and ambition. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family: http://gulfnews.com/culture/people/high-riser-1.25193
He gathered all news on business success and failures from his parents. His father wanted him to join the family business since he was the eldest son. But Sajwani was determined to do something else because of the difficulties he faced while working at the watch shop.
The DAMAC owner was one of the pioneers in property business expansion in the Middle East. He started by building several hotels to serve a large number of visitors who visited Dubai. As an entrepreneur, he saw a market gap and established DAMAC Properties.
As the President of DAMAC Properties, he transformed it to become the leading property company in the Middle East. Sajwani entrepreneurial spirit and skill in marketing, finance, sales, administration, and legal led to the establishment of DAMAC Group.
He established ZDICO Investments in 1992 and founded AL Jazeera Services Company. Besides, Hussain serves in board member of the United States of America and Emirates Takaful Co in Abu Dhabi. He is also in the board members of Majan University College in New York.
Hussain Sajwani has partnered with the President of United States, Donald Trump in some projects. They launched the Trump`s business venture, opened luxury villas and two golf courses in Dubai.
Globally Sajwani has projects in various cities like Dubai, Doha, Riyadh, Amman, Abu Dhabi, London, Beirut, and Jeddah. He has mentored and encourage so many youths to become entrepreneurs.