Hussain Sajwani, the founder of the real-estate development firm DAMAC Properties was born in the year 1952. In the year 2017, DAMAC properties were recognized as the fastest growing real estate developers. It conducts its operations in UAE and U.K. Hussain Sajwani is a billionaire and is worth $4.1 billion. He is the major shareholder of DAMAC properties which provides luxury class apartments and commercial complexes. Since its inception, they have developed jaw-dropping luxurious properties. They currently have 44,000 properties in the implementation phase with more than 19,000 completed projects.
Initially, he worked at the finance department in the Abu Dhabi Gas Industries in 1981. After two years he delved into the catering industry. The firm he founded back then is still operational and goes by the name Global Logistics Solutions.
The vision of Hussain Sajwani also includes giving back to the society who accepted DAMAC properties and helped them become successful in the country. He takes it as a corporate responsibility to push DAMAC properties in contributing and donating grants and properties for organizations with a noble cause focused on the people of the country and the environment. He believes that the development and the future of the county depend on the youth and hence helping them reach their potential by educating them would lead to a better and sustainable future.
The focus on education led DAMAC properties to come up with the initiative of One Million Arab Coders. A simple platform providing for people interested in learning how to code in different programming languages which will ultimately make the country digitally advanced. It is a two-year course with seven phases, each phase lasting for approximately three months. On the day of registration in April 2018, the authorities got an overwhelming response with more than 100,000 participating in the program. Currently, they provide the options of being an Application Developer, Data Analytics Expert, and Full Stack Developer.
Hussain Sajwani believes that the initiatives of DAMAC properties are directed towards upgrading the education system in the company. DAMAC properties for 16 years have donated huge funds and properties to organizations like Dubai Cares Organizations, Dubai Autism Centre, Emirates Red Crescent to name a few. President Trump’s New Year’s Eve speech praises Hussain Sajwani.