Hussian Sajwani is the chief executive officer, executive chairman and founder of DAMAC Properties since 2002. According to Forbes, the DAMAC owner is the 4th richest billionaire from the United Arab Emirates. Born and raised in Dubai, U.A.E., Hussain Sajwani grew up in a middle-class household. His father was a successful entrepreneur and owned a business where he sold watches, pens, shirts and imported products from China. His father wanted his son to take over the family business, but Hussain Sajwani had other plans in mind. He graduated from the University of Washington and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics. He was one of the few students in Dubai to have obtained a government-issued scholarship to attend school in the United States.
Prior to DAMAC Properties, Hussain Sajwani worked for Abu Dhabi Gas Industries in 1981. After a couple of years had passed, he started his own food catering business called Global Logistics Services. His very first business venture was a success and it’s still very active today. Some of their best clients include the United States military and Bechtel, an American construction and civil engineering company. Soon, Hussain Sajwani had grown an interest in real estate development and established DAMAC Properties in Dubai. The government had released a decree stating that foreigners were now permitted to own property in the emirate. Hussain Sajwani built his first property, an apartment complex with 38-stories. The non-emirates had bought all of the units in less than six months before it was even ready to open its doors to the public.
Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC Properties have partnered with Donald Trump way before he was president, to help develop a few luxury golf courses. Both of the Trump-branded golf courses are based in Dubai. The most recent is the Trump World Golf Course that was designed by professional golfer Tiger Woods, it’s scheduled to open sometime in late 2018. Sajwani continues his friendship with President Trump and is open to do more business. The Hussain Sajwani family consists of his wife and their four children. They all currently reside in Dubai.
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