As the head of DAMAC Properties, which has helped to deliver over 17,000 homes in its lifetime, Hussain Sajwani is one of the most influential businessmen in the world. After graduating from The University of Washington, Mr. Sajwani became a part of Abu Dhabi Gas Industries, where he worked in the financial sector, before launching his own catering company, Global Logistics Services. Due to his astute business acumen, he is now recognized as one of the most influential Arabs in the Middle East, and he recently sat down to participate in a Q & A, where he discussed his role in DAMAC Properties, as well as the daily processes that keep him both, efficient and balanced.
Hussain Sajawani normally begins his day by meeting with his management team in order to discuss the status of his company, as well as any new developments that might be influential in its continued success. He cites his time as a youth, in which he spent a number of after-school hours assisting his father with the family business, as the motivating factor for his initiation into the world of business and entrepreneurship. It was at this time, that Mr. Sajwani developed the lifelong passions that have accompanied him throughout his career, including his interest in the real estate market. In order to take his ideas from the drawing board to flourishing entities, he constantly chooses to eliminate any fears regarding failures in the endeavor, while also focusing on a picture of the future of Dubai, and the Middle East as a whole. The rapid development of social media regarding its growing marketing abilities have really piqued Mr. Sajwani’s interest as of late, in particular, due to its ability to connect consumers with businesses on a constant basis. When looking to the past, he reflects on his time working with Abu Dhabi Gas Industries, as a very influential period in his life, in that it gave him a clear perspective concerning the aspects of the business that he was fond of, as well as those aspects which he could go without.