Hussain Dawood is the Chairman of the Dawood Hercules Group, a family-owned business, with a history of entrepreneurship spanning over a century.
During the last 50 years, Mr. Dawood has driven the Group and its investments with a vision of purpose – focusing on solutions to pressing challenges of the country. Today, the Group is recognised as a diversified conglomerate that endeavours to make notable contributions to sectors that are drivers of economy and society.
Mr. Dawood also serves as the Chairman of Engro Corporation, one of the leading corporates of the country, operating in diversified sectors like Fertilizers, Dairy, LNG & Chemical Terminals, Petro-Chemicals, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Industrial IOT and Information Technology. Under the stewardship of Mr. Dawood, Engro has emerged as a partner of choice for international companies looking to work in Pakistan; Royal Vopak, Royal FrieslandCampina, Mitsubishi, China Machine Engineering Company and International Finance Corporation, to name a few, are all partners in various subsidiaries and associated companies.
The family has long been committed to Human Development and Mr. Dawood also chairs the Board of Trustees for The Dawood Foundation. Set up in 1962, the Foundation focuses on creating collective change by building interactive spaces for formal and informal learning. He is the Founder & Chairman of the Board of Governors of Karachi School of Business & Leadership, a graduate management school focused on inspiring Effective Leaders. Mr. Dawood is also on the Board for Teach the World Foundation, aiming to address the challenge of illiteracy through technology based on self-learning.
He is a member of the World Economic Forum since 1992, and its Global Agenda Councils of Anti-Corruption and Education. He was conferred the award “Ufficiale Ordine Al merito della Repubblica Italiana” by the Republic of Italy in 2008.
Hussain Dawood holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA, and is a graduate in Metallurgy from Sheffield University, UK.