Hussain Sajwani is an internationally known and respected business leader. Born in the United Arab Emirates, Sajwani is a University of Washington graduate. Now known globally as chairman and founder of DAMAC, an international property development firm, Sajwani started his professional career working with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s subsidiary GASCO as a contracts manager. An ambitious and visionary entrepreneur, he founded a catering company in 1982 and was able to get contracts providing meals for the American military and several major companies in the Middle East.
Always looking for growth opportunities, in the 1990s Hussain Sajwani began investing in hotels to house foreigners flowing into Dubai to do business. When a change in Dubai’s laws allowed foreigners to purchase property in the emirate, Sajwani bought large tracts of undeveloped land and built condo complexes and apartment buildings with hundreds of homes which he sold at a significant profit. In 2002, Hussain Sajwani founded DAMAC Properties. The company is now among the Middle East’s largest property development firms. It has handled major commercial and residential projects in Dubai, Doha, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Amman, Jeddah, London and other major cities.
Drawing on his natural talent and his team with expertise and experience in administration, finance, marketing, sales and law, Hussain Sajwani has become a spectacular success. DAMAC Properties now has over 2,000 employees, does luxury property development, has built more than 20,230 homes and has about 44,000 housing units in its development pipeline. The Dubai Financial Market now has shares of DAMAC Properties publicly listed. Hussain Sajwani has even done hotel and golf course development projects with Donald Trump and is working on a Tiger Woods designed golf course.
Charity and philanthropy are also very important to Hussain Sajwani. It is something that has long been a priority. Recently he made a $2 million donation to the charitable organization The Red Crescent in support of their campaign to help provide clothing for needy children worldwide lacking the basics. It is estimated that the donation made by Hussain Sajwani will provide over 50,000 children in need with clothing and warmth.