Hussain Sajwani is one of the most successful and recognized businessmen in the world. He was born in a very humble background where the family was also business oriented. His father used to sell watches and pens which was a business that gave them income for family sustainability. He used to work for long hours, and he had a full dedication to his business which enabled him to cater for his family’s needs especially the childhood education of Hussain Sajwani. His mother was a hawker who used to sell good s locally especially cosmetics to ladies. Hussain Sajwani started being involved in the business since he was a young man when he joined his family business to assist his father at his shop. He portrayed good qualities of entrepreneurship that his father did not even want him to join college to continue taking care of the family business.
Hussain Sajwani, the DAMAC owner, was a hardworking student since his childhood education. After high school, he was one of the best students that qualified for a government scholarship where he went to the University of Washington where he obtained an undergraduate degree in economics. His education is one of the factors that have enabled him to become the person he is today.
He started practicing his career as a contract manager at GASCO. He then moved from the company after working for some time and went to work in one of the gas companies called Abu Dhabi National Oil Company as a subsidiary. Each company that Hussain Sajwani worked in, he used to make observations, learn and gain experience on how to run a business because he always wanted to be one of the most recognized entrepreneurs in the world. He, therefore, reached a point where he saw it was the right time to start his venture.
He started a catering venture that is today called the Global Logistics Services. This venture mainly targeted the US army as the main market. Due to his good management skills, he has enabled the success of the venture up to date. Today he is the founder, the CEO and the president of the DAMAC properties which is a company that has made great contributions to the society, especially through its philanthropy.
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Graham Edwards Telereal became the CEO of Telereal Trillium since its formation in 2001. Edward has a business interest in real estate, mining, software, engineering, and water. He attended the Cambridge University where he studied economics. Graham is also an active philanthropist. Currently, he is on the board of Portland Trust, UJIA, and One Voice Europe among others.
Graham Edward plays a pivotal role at Telereal Trillium. Since he became the CEO, the deal he set at the company has influenced the culture as well as the makeup of the company in many ways. The culture of realizing what was previously of unseen value as well as of the strategic growth by the use of partnerships has yielded a company with many property holdings.
To understand the impact Edward Graham Telereal has had to the company; you have to consider the deal that started it all in 2001. This deal saw the BT seal a 30-year partnership with Telereal Trillium that later led the company to acquire 6,700 properties that had a floor of 59.2 million square feet.
The company deals with commercial holdings management as well as investment. It has its headquarters in London (https://gazetteday.com/2018/02/uk-property-developer-graham-edwards-plays-pivotal-role-telereal-trillium/). The company had £ 3.2 billion for managing buildings such as job centers for job and Pensions Department. It also had the management of property that was used by DVLA.
Apart from the company paying the whole UK corporation tax last year, it directed its £163 million profits as share dividends to the parent company that is located on the British Virgin Island. As from 2010, the Telereal group has been able to give £673 million as shares payments to the parent company.
As Telereal Trillium is planning to change the global economy in future rapidly, it is profoundly influenced by the role of Graham Edwards in the company. His role as a CEO has seen the company rise and progress towards owning many holdings and generating great revenues. His tenure has also seen the establishment and refinement of the culture of the company whose priority is the development of talent as well as the potential that is within the employees.