40 and Under: the Region's Most Influential Young Business Leaders
Tue 30 Oct 2018 06:25 AM
Adel Sajan

Industry: Construction and real estate

Company: Danube Home

Designation: Director

Country: India

Age: 29

A young, visionary and charismatic leader, Sajan has been one of the key drivers of Danube’s strategic growth post-2009 with the establishment of Danube Buildmart, now renamed Danube Home. Born into a visionary family, the son of Danube Group founder and CEO Rizwan Sajan, he began learning how the business operates at just 13 years old.  Watching his father handle Danube with ingenuity, hard work, passion and single-minded purpose was a lesson Sajan couldn’t have received elsewhere.

Danube Home is the home décor and furniture wing under the diverse Danube Group, which aims to meet demand of quality furniture in the region. Under Sajan’s leadership, Danube Home showrooms have expanded into countries outside the UAE including Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. Danube Home aims to serve as a one-stop destination to offer furniture, furnishing items and interior design assistance. With products being sourced from the USA, Germany, Turkey, Spain, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, and Italy, the Danube Home portfolio comprises up to 50,000 individual products.

The brand aspires to open eight new stores annually, adding 500,000 sq ft retail space over the next five years.