Hussain Sajwani graduated from Washington University and started working with GASCO as the contract manager. Hussain Sajwani, being a natural born businessman started his catering business in 1982 which has surprisingly grown over the years. He is an all-around businessman from a security service company, to an investor with DICO investments, leading Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles as the chairman all the way to a catering business. In 2002 he founded the DAMAC properties.
DAMAC Properties is a company that introduces people to a palatial lifestyle and properties, their amazing layouts and quality have earned them a place in the Middle East and other parts of the world. An example of this exposure is a golf course designed by Tiger woods among others.
The DAMAC Foundation is a fusion of the DAMAC group and Hussain Sajwani in making Mohammed bin Rashid dream of empowering people a reality. The foundation aims to achieve this dream by embracing the ‘One Million Arab Coders’ initiative; A program that is structured to educate a million Arabs every two years to groom them for the future. This initiative is their way of giving back to the community. Having grown up in this society that gave him opportunities and the same society which he has exposed his children to, coming up with a program to meet the essential needs of the people that sometimes go unnoticed is the least he could do.
However it’s important to note that Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC have always stretched out their hands to the society by sharing their resources for example just to name a few; in one instance they gave apartments to Dubai cares in a bid to raise money in support of the organizations initiatives, offering a million dirhams to Dubai Autism center and another million dirhams to Emirates Red Crescent in aid of the squatters in Jordan and Lebanon. Their primary objective of the ‘One Million Arab Coders’ initiative is to improve their status by offering various skills and knowledge that are applicable to everyday life.
Among the various achievements of Hussain Sajwani are some award; In the Middle East Awards he was ranked the property CEO of the year 2017, In the Arabian Business Real Estates Awards he took home the Legend rank in 2018 and finally in 2017 he was listed 15 on Hotelier Power 50.
Additional reading: https://www.albayan.ae/economy/local-market/2018-04-18-1.3240562