Today, Hussain Sajwani is the Founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties, which under his leadership, has become one of the premier property development companies in the world. It currently services a number of major cities across the world, including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Beirut, and London. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, graduating in 1982 after studying Industrial Engineering and Economics. In 1982, after spending two years in the finance department of Abu Dhabi Gas Industries, he created Global Logistics Services, which is now one of the most prominent catering companies in the entire Middle East. He is considered to be one of the most influential Arabs in the world, due to his astute business acumen as an entrepreneur and investor. He recently sat down to discuss his daily protocol, as well as few ideas that him really excited about the future.
The idea to create DAMAC properties came from Hussain Sajwani’s time working with his father in one of his entrepreneurial endeavors, which nurtured his spirit as a businessman, as well as his mentality as a calculated risk taker. On an average day, Mr. Sajwani begins with meetings among his direct management team, which helps to keep him updated on the latest developments within his company. In order to bring his ideas to life, he often focuses on the future – envisioning the evolving infrastructure of Dubai over the next few decades. In order to do so, he often removes fear from the equation, instead focusing on the process of what needs to occur to achieve the desired results.
The world of digital marketing, in particular, social media, has Hussain Sajwani intrigued about the possibilities, considering how much the platform has evolved so significantly over that last few years. He considers the fact that communication between business entities and consumers can now take place without disruption, making this evolving platform a tool with virtually endless possibilities. In order to remain productive, Hussain Sajwani travels frequently, believing that is this ability that allows him to see the world from a number of different perspectives, and as an avid reader, he often looks to history to project the course of his future.