Hussain Sajwani’s Success in Several Industries: a Proof of His Entrepreneurial Ingenuity

Recording outstanding success in a single industry is no mean feat. It requires huge investments in human and material resources. Even after all these, some firms still fold-up. This is a pointer to what success in more than a single industry entails. Only the gifted, perhaps, could attain such enviable height. It goes beyond just having huge human and material capital. Hussain Sajwani has not only excelled in multiple industries, he also keeps recording extraordinary breakthroughs with virtually all the numerous companies he possesses despite the fact that they are in different industries.


To people who knew Hussain Sajwani in his childhood days, his current business successes do not amount to a surprise. It was obvious to all and sundry then that he was a born-entrepreneur. His father, a Dubai middle class, owned a watch shop where young Hussain often resorted to after school to render some assistance. He was industrious and hardworking, and often displayed astute business acumen rare to find among kids of his age. The fact that he already possessed these qualities before acquiring western education leaves one to wonder what his level of competence will be now that he is a graduate of the prestigious University of Washington with a bachelor degree in Economics and Industrial Engineering.


Shortly after leaving the university, he decided to put to use his skills and endowment by briefing working for GASCO, a division of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. He later left the company to set up his own firm. A catering company was on his mind, so he went for it. In no time the firm became one of the elite firms in the industry. The company’s performance was simply extraordinary. It was serving more than 200,000 meals every single day.


The same phenomenal success is currently being replicated in DAMAC Properties, another firm belonging to Hussain Sajwani in a different industry. DAMAC Properties started operation in 2002, and it is now the largest property developing company across the length and breadth of the Middle East. The phenomenal exploits of DAMAC has made many individuals forget the actual name of the founder; instead, they refer to him as the DAMAC owner.


The Middle East is now proving too small for the ever expanding DAMAC Properties. Aside owning and running some of the most equipped five-star hotels in Dubai and other key cities in the Middle East, the company is also into construction. Properties developed by the company are in virtually all continents. In fact, a couple of gulf courses belonging to the current United States’ President, Donald Trump, were developed by DAMAC in 2013.


The Hussain Sajwani family is today one of the wealthiest in the Middle East. However, they have not kept all the wealth to themselves as the family runs a number of charity foundations that provide financial assistance to underprivileged young men and women including children.

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