Hussain Sajwani has built his company from humble beginnings to make it a global empire it is today. A graduate of Washington University, Sajwani began his career as a Contract Manager of GASCO, a subsidiary company of ADNOC. In 1992, he ventured into his own business and started a catering venture. Over time, this business has grown to provide services globally in addition to managing more than 200 projects. It has a market share in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Primarily, this particular venture specializes in providing ancillary services including workforce supply, camp management, and maintenance.
Notably, according to aliqtisadi.com, Sajwani was a crucial player in property market expansion in Dubai; in the 90s, he leveraged the influx of people coming to the country to do business and built several hotels. His most significant breakthrough was in 2002 when he established the DAMAC Properties that has grown to be one of the biggest property development companies in the Middle East. The company has over 2000 employees and is publicly listed in the Dubai Financial Market. So far, DAMAC Properties has delivered over 20,000 homes with an additional 44,000 units in various stages of development.
In its effort to bring new and exciting concepts in the market, DAMAC Properties has worked in tandem with notable fashion brands including Versace Home, Just Cavalli, Fendi Casa, and Bugatti. Also, a project under DAMAC Properties is a Tiger Woods-designed golf course that will be managed by Trump Organization. Further, the company launched its hospitality division, DAMAC Maison, in 2011 whose role is to provide services to hotel rooms and apartments. This puts the company in the list of the largest hotel operators in the Middle East.
Hussain Sajwani also has business interests in trading and has invested in Al Amana Building Materials that is linked with notable brands such as Dorn Bracht, Villeroy & Botch, and Grohe. He also has investments in Anwar Ceramic Tiles and Al Jazeera Services. Moreover, Sajwani has served in the boards of Majan University College in Muscat, Emirates Takaful Company (Abu Dhabi), and JUNO Online in New York. He has also contributed to philanthropic endeavors as well and recently donated AED 2 million in a campaign to clothe underprivileged children around the world. No doubt, Sajwani’s entrepreneurial skills have been integral to the success of DAMAC Properties and its affiliate ventures.