Engineer and Real Estate Entrepreneur – Hussain Sajwani
Born in the United Emirates, Hussain Sajwani was born in an entrepreneurial family and when it was time to go to school he went through school just like any other child of his age. At a very young age, Hussain began helping his father at his shop where he was selling watches, shirts as well as other goods which he imported from China. He was hard working child since he was in school, and after his high school graduation, he was lucky to be among the first people to benefit from the government scholarship to study in the United States.
Hussain Sajwani went to the United States of America to study Industrial Engineering and Economics and graduated with a Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Washington. After his graduation, he went back to his home country in 1981 to start his career at the time serving in the department of finance at Abu Dhabi Gas Industry which is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. A year after he was employed he quitted his job and he began his own venture in the catering industry. The business did veer well as Hussain combined his finance, sales and marketing skills into the business. Within a short period, his catering business grew serving top institutions as military camps, educational institutes, 5-star hotels located onshore and offshore, as well as constructions sites among others. Mr. Sajwani was the first person to invest and expand the hospitality sector in Dubai when foreigners were given an opportunity to invest in the country.
Hussain would later create DAMAC Properties which expanded within a short time to an international real estate company. DAMAC was established in 2002 and since then it has been expanding its portfolio and even partnering with other leading construction and real estate companies in the world. Recently DAMAC and Trump Construction organization developed what is considered to be one of the prestigious golf course which is managed by Trump Construction and designed by Tiger Woods. Mr. Sajwani is known for his extraordinary marketing strategies including offering apartment buyers with Lamborghini, and together with Bugatti and Versace, they do co-branding. Hussain Sajwani is the founder and the Chairman of DAMAC Properties.
More on Hussain Sajwani on their website: https://www.damacproperties.com/ar/investor-relations/corporate-governance/meet-our-board