Hussain Sajwani is DAMAC Properties’ chairman/ founder. He believes in what Darwin said- the ones who will survive are those who manage change and not the most intelligent or the strongest. According to the DAMAC owner, Darwin’s words are resounding when you look at the seismic shifts we are experiencing today. With change comes challenges and opportunities.
Hussain notes that business leaders and policymakers have the responsibility of steering the world to a brighter future. With the latest technological advancements, there are enough tools to better Planet Earth. Not long ago, there were many marginalized areas cut off from the rest of the world. Through technological and scientific innovation, our society is more interconnected and efficient.
According to Hussain Sajwani, the previously excluded societies now have information access. It gives them an entry into the global arena where they can be contributors towards a new world order. Even so, the DAMAC owner acknowledges that new risks are emerging. Some of these issues cover climate change, food/ natural resource security, and social/ economic disparity.
For Hussain, the best way to solve our emerging problems is by banking on economic/ social transformations. We can bring these changes about using emerging and better-developed technologies. The DAMAC owner believes the Middle East’s position puts its people in a favorable place as drivers of change.
For decades, the world’s geopolitics have significantly involved the Middle East. It is a focal point because of its geographical location and human/ natural resources. The region is an opportunity considering it has over 400 million people (40% are under 25), 40% of gas reserves globally, and 65% of all OPEC oil reserves. It is also home to the world’s biggest international passenger traffic airport.
Hussain Sajwani acknowledges that the responsibility of shaping and empowering Middle East’s younger generation lies with the leaders of today. That is why the city of Dubai is taking vital steps to ensure its people will enjoy a better future. The area boasts comprehensive preparatory programs, rapid technological adoption, and unlimited support to innovation. According to Hussain, these steps will go a long way in ensuring citizens can better manage future changes and problems.