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Danube Group’s Founder and Chairman shares his ‘Rags to Riches’ inspirational success story at Middlesex University Dubai


As part of  the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Business Excellence’s (IEBE) Guest Speaker Series, Mr Rizwan Sajan, Billionaire Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, shared his success story to a packed Oasis Theatre of students and staff at Middlesex University Dubai’s campus.

During the session held on Sunday 2 February, Mr Sajan emphasised the need to learn and gain knowledge from those with experience before looking to start up a business. Furthermore, he talked about the importance of giving back and encouraging others to be the best version of themselves.

Commending the work of the IEBE, Mr Sajan said “The exposure students are receiving through mentorship and the Guest Speaker Series is exceptional. I am glad to have been able to share the lessons I have learnt with the next generation of entrepeneurs.” 

The IEBE encourages new ventures, helping students and business partners develop their ideas into new businesses with entrepreneurial knowledge, practical education, high-impact learning, research and experience. The IEBE team combines a wealth of diverse knowledge, experience and networks to optimally impact its members.

The next generation of entrepeneurs are suppored through education and mentorship  (idea development, best practice sharing and guidance), industry consulstancy for business excellence (through consultation and research services) and interaction and networking with business partners (best practice sharing and establishing of partnerships with organisations throughout the UAE).

Julian Wieland, MBA student at Middlesex University Dubai praised Mr Sajan, commenting “Listening to Mr Rizwan’s truly relatable story was really inspirtational to witness. He is living proof that hard work and persistence, combined with timing and courage works wonders in building a legacy for society.”

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