After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from the University of Washington, Hussain Sajwani began working as a contracts manager at GASCO, which is less critical than but related to the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Remarkably, in 1982, he started his own catering business which started small but now manages over 200 projects and serves 150,000 meals a day in markets serving the Middle East, The CIS, and Africa. The business serves construction campsites, scholarly institutes, army quarters, inland and marine locations as well as five-star hotels. Besides catering they offer campground support, supervision, and human resource supply.
Sajwani is the pioneer for property market development in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). For him and his career, the mid-90s was a pivotal moment; he built numerous hotels for people coming to Dubai for trade and business ventures which catapulted his work ethic in the industry. In 2002, he realized the likelihood of regular business in the future and established his own company, DAMAC Properties Dubai Co. which is one of the most prominent in the Middle East today.
Hussain Sujwani has expertise in management, buying, sales, investments, and legal strategies which drives his company’s success. Founded as a recreation, business, and private residential developer, DAMAC Properties Dubai Co. expanded into Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and North Africa, just to name a few. In 2017, the estimated market capitalization of the company was $4.7 billion with over 2,000 employees and publicly listed with shares trading on Dubai’s Financial Market.
Hussain Sajwani is smart with his investments which focus on his respective industry as well. Sujwani’s flagship venture company is DICO Investment Co. LLC which focuses on investments in alliances between companies, private equities, and properties. It holds the majority and minority of assets in publicly traded companies. Hussain Sujwani also serves as a member of JUNO Online in New York, Emirates Takaful in Abu Dhabi, and Majan University College in Muscat Oman.