Born in an enterprising family, Hussain Sajwani grew up to become a successful entrepreneur. Today , he is a top-tier property developer, the founder, and chairman of DAMAC Properties. Last year, the firm appeared in Forbes Magazine’s list of fastest growing global companies based on revenues for period of 5 years in consideration.
Hussain Sajwani attained his degree in Industrial Engineering, and Economics from the University of Washington. His career began at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries , in the finance department in 1981. From there, he founded a catering venture that served a wide array of customers including, both the U.S. Military and Bechtel. The outfit still operates to this day under the name Global Logistics Services. Come 2002, Sajwani established DAMAC Properties. The company has grown to be one of the largest property development companies in the Middle East. DAMAC has more than 19,000 apartments to its name since inception. The company has also undertaken notable projects namely: a golf course designed by golf icon Tiger Woods, and managed by Trump Organization, luxury apartments and villas in collaboration with fashion houses Versace and Fendi, and Bugatti respectively. Under the leadership of Hussain Sajwani, the company went public in 2015 with its shares trading in the Dubai Financial Market.
Hussain Sajwani considers corporate social responsibility an integral part of his businesses. In 2017, DAMAC Foundation sponsored Dubai Future Foundation’s One Million Coders Initiative in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates government to have one million young Arabs trained in software development.
Being a top performer in the business arena has seen Mr. Sajwani receive several awards , and recognition. Some of which include: Real Estate Legend 2018, Arabian Business Real Estates Awards, Real Estate Business Leader of the Year 2018, Gulf Business Award 2018 and Property C.E.O. of the Year– CEO Middle East Awards 2017, Hussain Sajwani’s incredible achievements has forever cemented his place as one of the legends of the Middle East property industry.
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