Hussain Sajwani is the founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties, the Dubai based international luxury real estate developer. Listed among the 100 most globally influential Arabs, Mr Sajwani is one of the region’s top businessmen and has a proven track record of building successful international businesses across a variety of sectors.
An Economics graduate from the University of Washington, Mr Sajwani started his career as a Contracts Manager in GASCO, a subsidiary of ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company). After a short period, he established his own business and in 1982 he started his own catering venture.
Mr Sajwani was one of the pioneers of the property market expansion in Dubai. In the mid-1990s, he built several hotels to accommodate the growing influx of people coming to the emirate to do business and trade. In 2002, he identified the market opportunity and established DAMAC Properties, which has grown to be amongst the largest privately held property development company in the Middle East. Mr Sajwani holds the position of Chairman for a number of other Middle Eastern companies.
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