Having inherited an entrepreneurial mindset from his father, Founder of DAMAC Properties Hussain Sajwani, Ali is keen to explore new frontiers with an eye on strategic business investments, especially in technology, sustainability and the startup ecosystem.
He has set up several private business ventures, including a luxury transport business, which he exited in 2020, delivering a 200% return on equity. Ali went on to establish a specialised facilities management company with 1,500 staff members that provides services to the high-end hospitality segment. His most recent entrepreneurial endeavour is establishing a highly targeted short term leasing company in Dubai.
Ali also sits on the board of the family office for investments, with a focus on US equities and venture capital funds. Through the fund, he participated in the acquisition of the global fashion brand Roberto Cavalli in 2019. He is also the founding board member of Emirates Angels Investors Association, a non-profit aiming to positively contribute to the early-stage investment ecosystem through their investor network.
With a passion for sports cars and delectable cuisine, Ali strives to promote healthy living and physical fitness and actively pursues kickboxing, circuit training, weight training, horseback riding, skeet shooting, skiing and scuba diving.
The son of Hussain Sajwani, Founder of DAMAC Properties, Ali developed an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. As a child, he was intrigued by the business affairs of his father, spending weekends at DAMAC’s office learning about the business and attending board meetings. Each summer, he would shadow a different department head to learn the nuances and inner workings of his father’s real estate company.Go to DAMAC Website
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