Hussain Sajwani has led a remarkable life coming from a middle-class family into becoming one of the world’s most affluent and most influential entrepreneurs. Hussain is currently the CEO, founder, and chairman of DAMAC properties, a company he started in 2002 and has since grown into a market leader in Middle East’s real estate industry. Before founding DAMAC properties, Hussain ran a food business after veering off from employment where he worked for Abu Dhabi Gas Industries for two years. Hussain is also an alumnus of the Washington University where he studied Economics and Industrial Engineering.
The two above mentioned settings equipped DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani to grow his food business into a global block that supplies foodstuffs to various military bases and other food joints feeding thousands situated in the Middle East and Africa. Seeing the rapidly expanding real estate industry in Dubai attracted Hussain (@hussainsajwani) to start venturing into the business. It inspired the founding of DAMAC properties in 2002 that has undeniably grown into one of the largest property development firms on a global scope.
Under DAMAC Properties’ management are a vast 44,000 luxury apartment units some finished and some still undergoing development. Hussain Sajwani is also known to a business partner to United States’ President, Donald Trump. Underway is the Tiger Woods-designed golf course that has been developed by DAMAC but is being overseen by The Trump Organization. DAMAC has also stretched out of the norm to co-brand with one of the world’s most significant brands such as Versace, Bugatti, Paramount Pictures and Fendi. These companies have partnered with DAMAC in the development of various high-end luxury villas, fashion houses, and hotels. DAMAC Group has indeed shown its immense efforts into revolutionizing the real estate industry at large.
Coming from a middle-classed family himself, Hussain Sajwani is well groomed about the struggles that come along with growing up with no silver lining. He likes to indulge in charity work with his recent efforts being recognized when he supported the clothing of two million less fortunate children from around the world. He injected AED two million into the initiative that went to keeping thousands of children warm.