The Hussain Sajwani Family is now considered a celebrity family as far as the Middle East is concerned. Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC owner, is the CEO and the Executive Chairman at DAMAC Properties.
The history of the family dates back to when the company first began, having been recognized at that time for providing food service to the American soldiers in 1992, when they were present during the first Gulf War. The company was started and still resides in Dubai, where Sajwani and his family still live today.
Early in life, Hussain Sajwani was born to what was considered to be a conservative and middle class family. Striving to gain an education in America, Sajwani earned a degree in economics from the University of Washington. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/the-world-richest-arabs-2014-574217.html?view=profile&itemid=574179#.WHgeI2QrIUs
His desire to become educated sent him on a journey to gain education that would help him follow his passion to become a white collar professional. Having tried his hand at medical school in Baghdad, he did not complete the course and went back to pursuing a more business oriented career.
Sajwani was no stranger to business growing up, watching his father as the entrepreneur in the family providing for them to meet their needs. His father’s watch and pen store was his foundation for learning what it meant to be in the world of business, and the honorable profession of selling something that people are in need of.
His mother was also no stranger to entrepreneurship, buying fabrics on the wholesale market to create something of her own in order to earn a profit as well.
Hussein Sajwani was no doubt inspire by both of his parents to work hard, and to use his gifts and talents to build a business. Working in the shop with his father gave him tremendous insight into how businesses should be run, and what is necessary to build a business that can also create jobs for others. His father wished for him to join the family business, but Sajwani had other plans.