Born in 1962, Hussain Sajwani is the chairman and founder of DAMAC Group – a multinational corporation with many subsidiaries under its name. The group started as a catering firm but it has grown to become a universal conglomerate operating in over 18 countries. Currently, it has businesses in logistics, real estate development, industrial projects, hospitality, commercial trading and investments, and has helped burnish Dubai’s image to become a glittering destination.
After graduating from Washington University with a degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics, Hussain Sajwani started his career at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries in the finance department. After working for two years, he established a local catering venture that served US military and construction giant Bechtel. In 2002, he started DAMAC Properties – a real estate firm, by taking advantage of a decree by Dubai government allowing foreigners to own property in UAE. As the DAMAC owner, Hussain Sajwani has helped the company develop over 19,000 apartments and continue to be a reckoning force in all areas. Learn more: https://www.damacproperties.com/en/investor-relations/corporate-governance/meet-our-board
Apart from being the DAMAC Group chairman, Mr. Hussain Sajwani serves as the chairman of the following companies: Al Amana Building Materials, Al Jazeira Services, Al Ahlia Insurance and Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles. His worldwide success is based on passion, cutting edge forward thinking and ability to move with times. Gulf Business listed him among the top 100 influential Arabs. He was also featured in top 10 billionaires by Forbes list of the World’s richest Arabs 2017.
In 2013, Mr. Sajwani partnered with Donald Trump to develop two golf courses with Trump’s brand. These are the Trump International Course Dubai opened in February 2017 and Trump World Golf Course to be inaugurated later in 2018. Their relationship has gone beyond being just business partners. In fact, Hussain Sajwani family was present during Trump’s inauguration ceremony as the president elect. On New Year’s Eve while celebrating his election victory, Mr. Trump heaped praise on his Dubai billionaire business partner terming his a very amazing man. Learn more: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/the-world-richest-arabs-2014-574217.html?view=profile&itemid=574179#.WHgeI2QrIUs