Board of Directors
Directors Profile
Hussain Dawood
Chairman
Hussain Dawood
Chairman

Hussain Dawood joined the Board in April 1974. Over the last 50 years Mr. Dawood has driven the Dawood Hercules Group and its investments with a vision of purpose – to endeavour to make notable contributions to sectors that are drivers of economy and society. Mr. Dawood also serves as the Chairman of Engro Corporation, focusing on solutions to pressing challenges of the country. Under his stewardship, Engro has emerged as a partner of choice for international companies looking to work in Pakistan.

Committed to human development, Mr. Hussain Dawood chairs the Board of Trustees for The Dawood Foundation (TDF). Established in 1962, TDF 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.

Mr. Dawood holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA, and is a graduate in Metallurgy from Sheffield University, UK.

Shahzada Dawood
Vice Chairman
Shahzada Dawood
Vice Chairman

Shahzada Dawood joined the Board in May 1996. For the last 22 years, Shahzada Dawood has been involved with corporate governance, turnaround and transformation of industries in Pakistan. He has been instrumental in finding growth and innovation opportunities through mergers & acquisitions in textiles, fertilisers, foods, and energy for diversified public-listed companies. Shahzada also serves as Director on the Boards of Engro Corporation Limited, and Dawood Lawrencepur Limited. He currently serves as Chairman of Inbox Business Technologies, an enterprise technology services firm, and Engro Digital, with a focus on transforming industry through internet of things.

His philanthropic area of interest is in supporting education initiatives in his role as Trustee of The Dawood Foundation. Shahzada Dawood also serves a Member of the Global Advisory Board, Prince’s Trust International, contributing towards its vision that every young person should have a chance to succeed.

Shahzada is an M.Sc. in Global Textile Marketing from Philadelphia University, USA, and an LLB from Buckingham University, UK.

Inam ur Rahman
Chief Executive Officer
Inam ur Rahman
Chief Executive Officer

Inam ur Rahman joined the Board in December 2016. Bringing more than 27 years of experience across diversified industries including energy & renewables, education, enterprise technology, foods, textiles, fashion & apparel, lifestyle, and business consulting, Inam ur Rahman currently serves in corporate governance roles across various public-listed firms associated with the Dawood Hercules Group. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the group’s parent investment company, Dawood Hercules Corporation, on 1st December 2016.
An environmentalist at heart, Inam launched Reon Energy, an enterprise solar power EPC, and continues to serve as Chief Executive of Tenaga Generasi Limited, a 50 megawatt wind power plant.
Inam ur Rahman passion is to develop and grow people. He has taught at the undergraduate level, and at present devotes his time in governance roles Karachi School of Business & Leadership.
Inam holds an MBA degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), in addition to an engineering degree from UET Lahore.

Samad Dawood
Director
Samad Dawood
Director

Abdul Samad Dawood joined the Board in January 2002.
Samad Dawood has 17 years of experience in management and governance. He currently serves as Chairman of Engro Foods Limited, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Engro Corporation. He also serves on the Boards of Dawood Lawrencepur Limited, Engro Fertilizer Limited, Reon Private Limited, Pakistan Business Council and is a Trustee on the Board of The Dawood Foundation. He was previously CEO of Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited and Cyan Limited. Samad has previously been appointed as Independent Director by International Industries Ltd. and Independent Non-Executive Director by Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd. He has also served in governance roles at Engro EXIMP Pvt. Ltd., Inbox Business Technologies Pvt. Ltd., The Hub Power Company, Tenaga Generasi, Pebbles (Private) Limited, Dawood Industries Limited and World Wild-Life Fund for Nature-Pakistan. Additionally, he is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Samad Dawood is a graduate in Economics from University College London, UK.

Sabrina Dawood
Director
Sabrina Dawood
Director

Sabrina Dawood joined the Board in April 2014. Sabrina Dawood is the CEO of the Dawood Foundation, a philanthropic organisation for the promotion of education and creation of informal learning spaces and opportunities.
Sabrina has been involved in the field of education through her contributions in several educational initiatives such as Dawood Public School, an education institution providing O and A level education to over 2500 female students for the past 3 decades. She is also a member of Board of Governors of National Management Foundation (NMF) of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and the board of Karachi School of Business and Leadership (KSBL).
She holds an MSc in Medical Anthropology from University College London and a BA from London School of Economics in Anthropology & Law.

Parvez Ghias
Director
Parvez Ghias
Director

Parvez Ghias joined the Board in March 2010. Parvez Ghias is the Chief Executive Officer and Director at the Habib University Foundation (HUF) since January 2017 and Vice Chairman – Automotive at the House of Habib. Prior to joining HUF, Parvez Ghias was CEO of Indus Motor Co., Limited from August 2005 to December 2016.
He also serves as non-executive director at Indus Motor and as independent director on the board of Shell Pakistan Limited.
Parvez Ghias is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics.

Shabbir Hussain Hashmi
Director
Shabbir Hussain Hashmi
Director

Shabbir Hashmi joined the Board in September 2015.
Shabbir Hashmi has more than 30 years of project finance and private equity experience. Currently, he serves as an independent director on the boards of Dawood Lawrencepur Limited and Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited. He also invests his time on the Board of Governors of The Help Care Society which operates K-12 schools in Lahore for underprivileged children.
In his previous experience in corporate governance, Shabbir Hashmi has held more than 24 board directorships as a nominee of CDC/Actis and 11 directorships as an independent.
In executive roles, Shabbir Hashmi has led the Pakistan operations at Actis Capital, one of the largest private equity investors in the emerging market. Prior to Actis, he was responsible for a large regional portfolio of CDC Group Plc. for Pakistan and Bangladesh. He had a long stint with USAID and later briefly with the World Bank in Pakistan, specializing in planning and development of energy sector.
Shabbir Hashmi is an engineer from Dawood College of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan and holds an MBA degree from J.F. Kennedy University, USA.

Muneer Kamal
Director
Muneer Kamal
Director

Muneer Kamal joined the Board in August 2017. Muneer Kamal’s diverse corporate governance experience includes having previously served as Chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange, Chairman of National Bank of Pakistan, Trustee of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Director of Engro Corporation, Director of New Horizon Exploration & Production Ltd., Director of Government Holdings Private Ltd., and Vice Chairman of KASB Group.
Muneer Kamal’s career in banking & financial services sector spanning over 35 years started with Citibank Pakistan where he served in various local and international positions, including Head of Country Public Sector & Financial Institutions. Subsequently, Muneer Kamal went on to executive roles, appointed in President/ CEO roles at Faysal Bank Ltd, Union Bank Ltd. and KASB Bank Limited, successively.
An advisor to the Dawood Hercules Group, Muneer Kamal’s current area of responsibility is to develop the next generation of business leaders, in his role as CEO of Karachi Education Initiative, which funds the graduate management school Karachi School of Business & Leadership.
Mr. Kamal has an MBA degree from the University of Karachi.

Hasan Reza Ur Rahim
Director
Hasan Reza Ur Rahim
Director

Hasan Reza Ur Rahim joined the Board in April 2014. Mr. Rahim is an accomplished professional who has over 35 years of domestic and international experience in the Banking and Financial Services industry. Currently he is the Chairman of Cyan Limited and he also serves on the Boards of Dawood Lawrencepur Limited, Atlas Insurance Limited and Hum Network Limited. Previously, he was Executive Director of Chairman’s Corporate Office at the Dawood Hercules Group.
Furthermore, Mr. Rahim spent 15 years at JPMorgan where he held several senior positions both in Pakistan and abroad. His accomplishments include assisting in establishing and heading the Global Corporate Bank in Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, was Senior Country Officer of Pakistan and and was an integral part of the Regional Corporate Finance team based in Singapore. He has originated, led and executed large complex M&A transactions and Privatizations totaling USD 5.0 billion, Sovereign Debt and Bond issues of over USD 2.0 billion in the Telecom, Airlines, Banking, Oil &Gas and Petrochemical industries.
Earlier in his career Mr. Rahim, was also with MashreqBank psc, ANZ Grindlays Bank plc with whom he was transferred to and lived in Zurich, Singapore, Bahrain and Dubai. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in USA.

Imran Sayeed
Director
Imran Sayeed
Director
Imran Sayeed joined the Board in April 2018. Imran Sayeed is part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation faculty at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he teaches on a variety of topics including Disruptive Technologies, New Business Models, Software and Internet Entrepreneurship, and Global Innovation in Large Companies. Working with the MIT Enterprise Forum he has started and developed entrepreneurial ecosystems in Central America and South Asia.
In governance roles, Imran Sayeed currently serves on the board of Karachi Education Initiative, and previously as a Director on the Board of Engro Corporation.
Imran Sayeed is the co-founder of Teach The World Foundation, a global literacy non-profit that is using technology to radically transform how children across the world learn to read, write and do math. He is also the founding global President of OPEN, the largest Pakistani entrepreneurship and leadership organization in the world.
Previously Imran Sayeed started and led the Digital practice for NTT Data, and was also the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Innovation. Sayeed came to NTT through its acquisition of Keane, where he led a 7,000 person technology consulting organization. Prior to Keane, Imran Sayeed was an entrepreneur for 13 years, having founded 2 successful software product and services companies, Open Environment (grown to IPO), and later NetNumina (sold to Keane in 2005). He holds a patent on Internet security technology he jointly developed with Citibank. He was named by Computerworld as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013.
Imran Sayeed attended Brown University for his undergraduate degree in engineering, and Harvard University for his post-graduate work in business.