Today, Hussain Sajwani is highly regarded as one of the preeminent entrepreneurs of the Middle East due to his acute business savvy, and the success that he’s garnered as the Founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties, headquartered in Dubai. After attending The University of Washington, where he studied Economics and Industrial Engineering, he went on to initiate his first entrepreneurial endeavor, a catering service that currently provides upwards of 150,000 meals each day. It was in 2002 that Hussain Sajwani launched DAMAC Properties, and since that point has been the primary factor in its exponential growth. Mr. Sajwani recently sat down to discuss his current business ventures, his daily processes, and a developing platform that has him extremely excited about the prospects of the future.
As a youth, Hussain Sajwani spent a large portion of his time outside of school, helping his father with the family business, and it was during this time that he developed his passion for entrepreneurship. While attending college at the University of Washington, Mr. Sajwani became involved with the selling of time-share apartments, which would help him to accrue the capital for his later ventures. On a typical day, Mr. Sajwani begins with meetings between him and his direct support staff, usually in order to get a full layout of any developing activities within his company. This allows him to remain abreast of DAMAC Properties’ overall status. He has made a career of bringing his own ideas to fruition, and he attributes his ability to travel around the world, seeing life from alternate perspectives, as a primary factor to this. Mr. Sajwani also makes an effort to eliminate any fears associated with the project that he is working on, realizing that failure, while a possibility, is only a learning experience. As of late, he has been increasing his attention the ever-growing social media platform, as it has grown considerably over the last decade, in particular, regarding its utilization as a marketing tool. As an entrepreneur, he champions the ability to reinvent one’s self through the learning of new skills, because it allows him to take his businesses to the next level – a practice that he is constantly repeating.