Known as one of the Asian business personalities, Hussain Sajwani is a renowned entrepreneur driven by his vision for the future. As an entrepreneur, creating a plan to follow when trying to achieve your visions, dreams, and purpose in business, takes more then it gives back in the early years after establishment. The fruits of an entrepreneurial move are enjoyed in the long run by risk takers who are willing to wait long enough. These, among others, are some of the major reasons why there are very few entrepreneurs in the world compared to business employees and workers. Hussain Sajwani takes a unique approach, like many entrepreneurs try to do, in developing ways through which he can achieve his visions. As the Damac owner, the structures and properties developed under his umbrella, represent the vision that the Emirati real estate giant has for his country.
Hussain Sajwani started taking risks and outshining others at a very young age, which made him eligible for the United Arabs Emirate scholarship to study in one of the most prestigious schools in the United States, University of Washington. He graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and economics. After graduating, the future Damac owner, joined GASCO, a natural gas company that now operates under the Abu Dhabi national oil company. During that time, Mr. Sajwani developed an interest in catering and it didn’t take him long to act on his desire and start his own small catering business.
Global logistics, as the catering business is now called, is an international food company, with branches and clients all over the Middle East, Asia and some parts of North Africa among others. Some of its remarkable clients are the United States Army and Bechtel. The business is able to serve over 150,000 meals in a day.
It was through the proceeds of his first major business venture, Global logistics services, that Hussain Sajwani transitioned into one of the biggest real estate developers in the world. In both businesses, he started small and later expanded and grew to serve international clients. In the Damac venture, Mr. Sajwani started by developing small hotels in undeveloped neighborhoods.