Hussain Sajwani is the founder and the CEO of DAMAC Company which is a global property development firm. He started his career in GASCO as a contract manager immediately after he graduated from the University of Washington where he was awarded a degree in Economics. He worked in GASCO for a short while before starting his catering venture in 1982.
While doing the catering business, he discovered there was a growing influx of traders coming into Emirates to trade. Thus, he was among the pioneers of the property market expansion in Dubai.
It was while he was working on this venture that he established DAMAC Properties which is one of the top real estate businesses in the Middle East.
Donald Trump who is the President of the United States has been heard referring to Hussain Sajwani family in numerous occasions. That is because these two business gurus are heavily invested in the Real Estate business. In fact, Hussain Sajwani is one of the major partners that does business with the Triumph Organization.
Sajwani does not only have a business relationship with Trump but also a friendly one. His family has interacted with Eric, Donald Jr. as well as Trump’s wife Ivanka in corporate and social gatherings. When Trump was elected president, he left most of his businesses under the care of his eldest son.
Sajwani has said he is ready to continue working with Trump Organization and collaborate with the new management. Thus, the business relationship that Trump and Hussein Sajwani have is bound to carry on as they continue to venture into making luxurious properties in the Middle East.
The DAMAC group has its origin during the first war in Iraq; the company offered food services to the U.S. Army. However, the company diverted its primary focus on food service and now works on real estate properties. Sajwani,DAMAC Owner, says that the food business is still a fundamental part of DAMAC group.
Sajwani, through his company DAMAC, does not only focus on business and how to make profits but he also gives back to the society. In fact, in the year 2013, the company gave over AED two million to be used on clothing children who are needy.