The Man behind Success of DAMAC Properties

Hussain Sajwani is a UAE citizen who founded DAMAC properties in 2002 and serves as its chairman and CEO. He is a known entrepreneur who can easily see business opportunities in anything, like in mid 90s’, he saw the population of people growing in Dubai, and he built many hotels that can accommodate them

Hussain Sajwani graduated in 1981 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Economics and industrial Engineering at University of Washington. His career began at GASCO as a contract manager, he left in 1982 to venture in his own business in providing construction services.

The business has grown over the years and now they are managing over 200 projects in Africa, CIS, and Middle East. In 2002, he founded DAMAC Properties which is one of the biggest property development business in Middle East.

DAMAC Properties has grown to employ over 2000 employees, the company is well known in developing luxurious properties in Dubai and Middle East, the company also ventures in real estate projects. So far they have developed more than 17,900 homes and have also developed portfolio of more than 44,000 units in different stages of planning and development. Learn more about DAMAC owner:

The company has partnered with famous lifestyle and fashion brands to bring a unique architectural model to the market, like they have worked with projects of designing golf course for Tiger Woods that is going to be managed by The Trump Organization. This deal has given the Hussain Sajwani family a chance to rub shoulders with high profile leaders and entrepreneurs. Read more: DAMAC Chairman Relishes His Roots

They have also worked with Fendi and Versace fashion houses when constructing luxury apartments as the fashion houses, deal with interior design. Hussain Sajwani leadership and brilliant entrepreneurial skills has brought a lot of success to DAMAC. It has been categorized among top 100 globally influential Arabs.

Hussain Sajwani is not only a brilliant entrepreneur, but he is known to be a philanthropist in giving back to the community. He is an active contributor to foundations that have entrepreneurship initiatives, he motivates and guides young people on how to choose careers and be innovative. The DAMAC owner stands out as an inspiration to many, proving that people from humble background can be societal visionaries.

How Lori Senecal Became A Top Female Executive Leader in the Marketing and Advertising Industry

While the marketing and advertising industry is practically dominated by men leaders, Lori Senecal has made her footprints visible as a leading woman to hold executive positions. She is probably one of the highest paid executives who are a female earning over $1 million in salary, annually. In her Fast Company interview, she said her ability to lead came from her high school and college days coaching gymnastics teams. She developed good team building relationships and communications skills that continue to help lead advertising teams, today, in her professional career. Seneca is making a career change, soon and announced she’s retiring December 31st, 2017, after serving as global chief executive officer at CP+B (Crispin Porter + Bogusky) for two years.

The announcement of Lori Senegal retiring was reported by Adweek – Leadership and Talent, on May 18th, 2018. She joined CP+B, in 2015, and successfully developed a structure with a solid foundation, said the Chuck Porter, the chairman of the marketing and advertising agency. In the meantime, he and Senecal are collaborating with deep focus on the next generation team of leaders. The partners have chosen Danielle Aldrich to serve as president for the west office, and offices in Boulder and L.A. Chuck said that Lori has proven herself to be a true friend and business partner, making the agency more efficient and innovative.

Lori Senecal is a graduate from McGill University earning a BC (Bachelor of Commerce) degree in finance marketing. Her first career boost began while working at McCann Erickson as co-founder of TAG Ideation, in New York City, in 2003. She successfully helped to form and launch major campaigns for Coca-Cola, BMW, Hersey’s, American Airlines, American Express, and X-box. She also worked on advertising and marketing campaigns for Infinity, Vanguard, Victoria Secret Pink, Domino’s Pizza, Best Buy, and other brands. Senecal said her marketing strategy that’s helpful in advertising campaigns is to learn as much as possible about the brand’s structure, internally and externally, before they become actual clients.

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Design Your Home Like a Pro With Expert Tips From Richard Mishaan

For those who aspire to create the opulent home of your dreams, affordably, Colombian native, interior design guru, and author of “Modern Luxury” and “Artfully Modern” Richard Mishaan brings to you some personal inspiration from his own home designs.


For the New York resident, the concept of homes serving as cozy storehouses for art and other collections is key; his bedroom alone contains over 10 paintings on one wall. According to the guru, “these do not have to be particularly fine artworks, but they should display powerful evidence of personality.”


Another key factor for the designer is mixing styles and eras, which has been his motto for over 30 years and can be observed throughout his own home, which includes a combination of works by modern masters of comic, graffiti artists like Kenny Scharf, 16th-century Italian pieces, and furniture from the 1940’s and 30’s. “Not everything has to be from the same era….as long as it all comes together,” tips the designer. “It’s about finding a way to show it and bring it to life.”


The designer’s Hampton home, which is featured in his latest book “Artfully Modern,” features a vivid blue-and-white kitchen, and stripes, plaids, and flame stitches throughout, hinting to yet another attribute of Mishaan’s: his passion for color, which he attributes to his Colombian roots and brief stay in Italy.


He also designed the color scheme of the public spaces and rooms at the AC Marriott in Miami and Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, boasts of his adoration of the growing trend of hotel style design. “Many residents are asking for their home to be similar to the last hotel they stayed at,” says Mishaan. In fact, his own 16th-century mustard-hued Colombian getaway has been renovated to include a courtyard pool, a rooftop deck, and monotonous style rooms, as the perfect embodiment of hotel comfort.


Richard Mishaan Design is a leading interior design firm, specializing in the timeless artistic design of hospitality, residential, and commercial interiors worldwide.


For over 25 years, under Principal Richard Mishaan, it has produced some of the most creative retail, hotel, and residential projects, including comprehensive branding and marketing initiatives, and has consistently been selected to be on Elle Decor and AD 100.