Amira Sajwani is a graduate of University College London (UCL), where she majored in Project Management for Construction. She holds a Masters in Finance from the London School of Economics (LSE).
Amira has always been talented in both her academic studies and extracurricular activities. She has served as Student Council Treasurer, Class President, Head of her House, and Valedictorian of her graduating class. She is a great fitness enthusiast who enjoys many sports, especially tennis, fencing and boxing. She also promotes healthy living and enjoys activity-based travelling, including skiing and hiking.
ROLE AT DAMAC PROPERTIES
The daughter of Hussain Sajwani, Founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties, Amira developed an interest for the business at a very young age.
Each summer, Amira shadowed different department heads at DAMAC Properties to expand her knowledge about the management of the international real estate developer.
Many of Amira’s earlier days were spent working with DAMAC’s Commercial Department, where she was able to gain experience of project management and international development from the inside.
Amira also worked closely with DAMAC’s Chief Finance Officer, which helped her develop an understanding and interest in private equity as well as mergers and acquisitions. This was instrumental in her decision to pursue a Masters in Corporate Finance.
The skills she gained during the cross-training, coupled with her post-graduate education, ensured that Amira was destined for a successful career in real estate.
CURRENT ROLE IN DAMAC
Amira is currently Vice President of Operations at DAMAC Properties. Her expansive role involves overseeing the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and RFA departments, while working in budgeting, MIS and finance with the CFO.
Amira also oversees many of DAMAC’s exciting international ventures, and operates on the board of ongoing projects in the Maldives and Oman.