- Placed eighth on Arabian Business’s list of 50 richest Indians in the GCC
- Founder and chairman of Danube Group
- Owner of stores in over 40 locations in 9 countries
ICONS is an idea springing from the minds of the nation's top business industrialists, aspiring to effectively merge their individual strengths into a potent force and create an influential society to foster fellowship and togetherness.
To bring together a diverse group of personalities on a single platform and to engage them in various activities, resulting in an influential networking of like minded ICONS.
We, at Icons envision to create a dynamic society with a strong platform and network for members, families and their next generation to advance their lifestyle. . Our vision is to collaborate influential members from a diverse range of communities to mentor and network with our valued members.
“A Man With The Midas Touch”
Rizwan Sajan, a self-made man, hailing from a middle class family in Mumabi, India, started his career selling fire crackers and books at an early age of 12. Having lost his father at the vulnerable age of 16, Rizwan had to grow up overnight and worked with his uncle in building materials in Kuwait where he found a natural interest and grew from strength to strength.
He came to Dubai after the war of 1991 where he had to start from scratch, working in a hardware store for AED 1,500 a month. The war concluded and Rizwan’s former associates connected with him to place orders for building materials.
Now, he is the Billionaire Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, which is one of the region’s most successful business conglomerates. His life is the quintessential “rags to riches” story.
“Whatever I do, I will do differently. I will try and create my own USP rather than competing with others.”
The period that Rizwan Sajan spent between 1991 and 1993 are the “defining moments” of his life. For him, after spending 10 months in the emirate, Rizwan decided to start his own company using his savings and his expertise in the building materials industry. This is how Danube was created.
Supplying building materials to almost every development since the property boom, Danube Building Material has gone on to achieve an undisputed status as the No. 1 building materials company today under Sajan’s leadership.
He started Danube Properties in 2014 and has become a leading name in the market today in a short span of 3 years for developing affordable properties for the common man.
All his ventures have done well for him thus earning him a reputation of a man with the Midas Touch.
A self-confessed Bollywood music lover, he tries to attend as many live performances as he can, believes in living life king size and prefers going out to staying in.