Danial H Schön

Danial H Schön is the President of Schön Group, one of the largest family businesses

in Pakistan. Danial was born in New Jersey, USA, and grew up between Karachi,

Pakistan and Manhattan, New York. His father, Tahir H Schön, Chairman of Schon Group, had built one of the most successful textiles businesses, which eventually from 1985-1995 grew the group into

an Airline, Bank, Fiber Production Plant, Carpet Manufacturing Facility, Capital Brokerage, Television Network, Oil Refining and Islamic Finance House. In 1996, the family faced political victimization and moved their global headquarters to Dubai. He did his high school from the American School of Dubai and went to university at the prestigious Kelly School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington. Danial joined the family business at the age of 21 after studying at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana Bloomington, and he made his first commission deal of USD $ 27 million at the age of 22. In 2008, he set up a 300,000 MT fertilizer plant in Haripur, Pakistan with a market value of USD $ 100 million.

Thereon, he saw highs and lows of the Dubai real estate market with the crash of 2009 – 2012, wherein Danial successfully raised over USD $ 150 Million funding for development projects. In 2015 he delivered 1.65 Million Square feet of property in Dubai and invested in transport and fitness sectors. In the same year, he diversified investments into the US property market and UK property market.

In 2017, with perfect timing, he sold a huge landbank in Dubai to an investor for a handsome profit in Dubai and began to focus on real estate development in Pakistan. His group carries a USD $ 2 Billion global portfolio. In 2019, his full focus is on technology investments in Pakistan, dubbing it as “one of the most undervalued property markets in the World.”

Danial has upheld the Schön family legacy of renowned entrepreneurs with his charismatic flair and leadership skills in the global business markets. As a passion, Danial is focusing on philanthropic activities in Pakistan focusing specifically on healthcare and entrepreneurship. Having launched a private endowment wherein aspiring businesspersons are given loans to start businesses. His belief is, “Enterprise and entrepreneurship have the ability to solve all social problems, hence, it is an entrepreneur’s duty to work in promoting this direction.”

Favorite Quote: “The best people are those who are the most useful to others” –

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

About Us

Company: Schön Group
Designation: President
Danial H Schön is the President of Schön Group, one of the largest family businesses
in Pakistan. Danial was born in New Jersey, USA, and grew up between Karachi,
Pakistan and Manhattan, New York.

Through strategic land acquisition, complex deal making and leadership he is responsible for the amassing of Schön Properties $2 billion property portfolio. In 2015, his ambition and drive ensured the delivery of the largest award-winning 1.6 million square feet office and retail development in Dubai Investment Park, to exacting standards. In January 2017, Danial Schon was instrumental in the successful sale of 2.33 million square feet of Schön Properties’ Dubai Lagoon project to Xanadu Real Estate Development. Most recently in April 2017, he signed a $870m joint venture with Al Hamad Group for Schön Properties latest development, iSuites. A 2,550 hotel apartment’s project close to the Dubai Expo 2020 site, Maktoum International Airport, and Dubai Parks & Resorts. Danial Schön is a Board Member of Schön Group, which has diversified business interests in banking, textiles, oil refining, transportation, fertilizer, food products, facilities management, and real estate development.

This captivating leader empowers and inspires his team of 250+ real estate professionals to continually strive for excellence. He is a Business Management graduate from the Kelley School of Business, USA. As a proud father, he has led several CSR initiatives with focus on children’s well being and education.