Mr. Abdul Samad Dawood is presently the Vice Chair of Engro Corporation which aims to alleviate the most pressing challenges of Pakistan by operating in sectors critical to the nation’s economy and development, which include petrochemicals, food and agriculture, energy solutions, and telecommunications infrastructure. He is also the Chair of FrieslandCampina Engro Pakistan Ltd, which he joined in 2012 as a board director of (then) Engro Foods Ltd; he played a leading role in merging the organization into global dairy giant, Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., based on the convergence of values and goals between the two companies, and their combined ability to address Pakistan’s nutritional challenges.
Mr. Dawood’s rich and diverse experience of management and governance spans 18 years, with a special interest in mergers and acquisitions. He has led more than $4 billion worth of M&A deals, including the Dawood group’s acquisition of HUBCO from National Power International Holdings B.V. in 2012 and the sale of DH Fertilizers to Fatima Fertilizer Company Ltd in 2015. Mr. Dawood is an active director on the board of Pakistan Business Council, a pan-industry advocacy group that promotes easing of barriers to enable Pakistani businesses to compete in regional and global arenas. He is also a director and trustee of boards across varied industries including investment holding, petrochemicals, renewable energy, and education, some of which are Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd, Engro Fertilizers Ltd, Dawood Lawrencepur Ltd, Reon (Pvt) Ltd and Dawood Industries. In addition to governance, Mr. Dawood has served as Chief Executive Officer for Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd and Cyan Ltd, and is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization.
Mr. Dawood is a graduate in Economics from University College London, UK and a certified director of corporate governance from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance