Hussain Sajwani is without a doubt one of the most influential men in the world. The DAMAC owner has been a leading force behind the major economic boom of the middle east, specifically its transition from being an economy that is almost wholly dependent on the fossil fuel industry, to one that is being driven by a wide and varied array of business sectors. Sajwani has long since believed that diversity, both in the operation of his company, and in a more general sense the business world, is the cornerstone of success. He recently spoke with the website Arabian Business for the sites CEO profiles feature, and discussed the passions and beliefs behind his business philosophy and where he sees himself and his business heading in coming years.
When asked if he had anything on his radar right now that specifically had grabbed his attention, a moonshot idea of sorts, he stated that he felt that China was without a doubt one of the things that he had his eye on. Husain Sajwani is not a man who has ever been one to make statements lightly, so when he says that the emergence of a thriving middle class will lead to increased investment opportunities, especially with firms that operate out of countries which China has an active bilateral relationship with, such as the UAE, people should listen. The fact that he feels that in coming years, he will be further expanding DAMACs already well-established presence in the country, is an indicator that he feels so passionately about China’s position in the global economic future.
He was also asked about the feeling he had in the idea of diversity. In response, real estate investor Mr. Sajwani, long known for being one of the most progressive-minded CEOs in the Arabian region, stated that he thinks that not only is diversity, both in terms of staff, and in terms of business opportunities, is a good thing, but that there should also be diversity in the form of beliefs, ideas, and goals in any organization, and in one’s personal life. He stated that he has long believed that diversity is the cornerstone of success in anything that one does, and that by opening oneself up to different beliefs, ideas, and opportunities one increases their chances of being more successful. More details can be read on his website.
This is just two of the statements that Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC who has made such a major impact I the development of the new Arabian economic model, proves that he is a man who is not only a leader but a visionary. Those who are interested in elevating their own success, or the success of their business pursuits, to a level that they never thought possible would be wise to follow his example, and most certainly his lead.