Hussain Sajwani is an entrepreneur and a native of United Arab Emirates. Sajwani also serves as the current chief executive of the DAMAC Group. He is skilled in real estate development, leadership, management, entrepreneurship, sales, and marketing. Sajwani is a business partner to Donald Trump, the president of the United States. They have worked together on various projects such as the construction of the Tiger Woods golf course.
Sajwani’s work history
Sajwani obtained his degree in economics from the well-known University of Washington. He began his career as a contract-based manager at GASCO, a gas producing company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. In 1982, he established his own business, Draieh Management Services Co, LLC (DAMAC). Ten years later, he launched DICO Invest, an investment company that pioneers in the management of portfolios. He later founded Al Jazeira Services Co SAOG, a company currently worth over US$125 million. While managing this firm, he bought 40 percent of Al Ahlia Insurance Company, transforming Al Jazeira Services into a key player in financial service industry. Sajwani still serves the chairman of this establishment. He also built hotels in cities such as Dubai to accommodate the growing number of entrepreneurs and tourists who visit the UAE for business and pleasure.
In 1998, Sajwani established Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles Co SAOG, a ceramic manufacturing company based in Oman. Under Sajwani’s leadership, the firm grew to become the biggest manufacturing company in Oman. Sajwani is still the president of Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles. He holds shares at Al Ahlia Insurance Company, Taiba Kuwait Holding Company KSCC, and Global Logistics Services Co.
DAMAC Group and its activities
In 2002, Sajwani founded DAMAC Properties, which is a subsidiary of DAMAC, LLC. He has served as the chief executive officer and chairman of this company for the last fifteen years. The company has over two thousand employees and takes pride in being the largest property developer in the Middle East. The company develops luxury properties and homes. It is also involved in strategic progress planning. Sajwani’s company has supervised high-profile real estate projects, including Paramount Hotels & Resorts, Tiger Woods golf course, luxury apartments with Italian finishes, and luxury villas by Bugatti.