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Shahzada Dawood Biography – Shahzada Dawood Wiki
Shahzada Dawood is a Pakistani-British entrepreneur and philanthropist. He serves as vice chairman of Engro Corporation, a Karachi-based energy conglomerate that is one of the largest in Pakistan. He is also a director of Dawood Hercules Corporation, a global board member for the charity The Prince’s Trust, a board member of the Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, and a trustee of The Dawood Foundation.
Shahzada is Vice Chairman of Dawood Hercules Corporation, part of the Dawood Group, which has been a family business for over a century. After joining the family business in 1996, Shahzada’s expertise lies in corporate governance, turnround, and transformation of industries in Pakistan.
The Dawood Hercules family has a breath of industries within their portfolio and Shahzada has been instrumental in finding growth and innovation opportunities through mergers, acquisitions, and divestments in energy, agri-nutrients, consumer foods, petrochemicals, and textiles for diversified public-listed companies.
Shahzada is the Shareholder Director on the Board of Engro Corporation Limited and Dawood Lawrencepur Limited. Shahzada stewards the Dawood Group’s technology investments, including companies focused on transforming industries through the internet of things.
Committed to a clean energy future, Shahzada was the change agent within the group to initiate investment in Reon, a leading Solar and Storage Solution. His philanthropic area of interest is in supporting education initiatives in his role as Trustee of The Dawood Foundation, which includes Dawood Public School, Dawood College of Engineering, and Karachi School of Business and Leadership – catering to educational needs up to university level.
He is also a Board Member of Engro Foundation, an organization that aims to maximize social and economic impact. Shahzada believes in inclusive business models involving low-income communities building value chains along the Group’s business interests.
Shahzada serves as 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. He is also in the Founder’s Circle of The British Asian Trust.
Dawood was educated in both the US and Britain. He was born in Pakistan and moved to the UK to study law at the University of Buckingham. He then went on to study a Master’s in Global Textile Marketing at Philadelphia University, USA.
Shahzada Dawood Titanic
British businessman Shahzada Dawood, 48, and his son, Suleman Dawood, 19, are aboard the missing submersible, according to a statement from the Engro Corporation, based in Karachi, Pakistan. Both he and his son are British citizens.
A family statement said the duo had embarked on the “journey to visit the remnants of the Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean.”
“As of now, contact has been lost with their submersible craft and there is limited information available,” the statement added.
“A rescue effort that is being jointly led by multiple government agencies and deep-sea companies is underway to reestablish contact with the submersible and bring them back safely,” it added.
“We are very grateful for the concern being shown by our colleagues and friends and would like to request everyone to pray for their safety.”
Engro Corporation also issued a statement on Twitter. The statement said: “On Sunday, June 18, Mr Shahzada Dawood, Vice Chairman of Engro Corporation Limited, along with his son, Suleman, embarked on a journey to visit the remnants of the Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean. All that we know so far is that contact was lost with their submersible craft. There is limited information available beyond this that we know, and we humbly request that speculation and theorization is avoided.
“A rescue effort is being jointly led by multiple government agencies and deep-sea companies to find and bring home Shahzada, Suleman, and all aboard. Prayers for their safety and privacy for the family are requested during this testing time.
“We, at Engro, remain in prayer for their swift and safe return, and will share any updates we may have as and when they come.”
CEO of the Prince’s Trust, Will Straw, said in his statement: “Prince’s Trust International has had a longstanding relationship with Shahzada Dawood and his family. We are shocked by this awful news, praying for a rescue, and sending our thoughts to his family during this deeply challenging time.”
Shahzada’s sister, Sabrina Dawood, acknowledged the global interest in finding her relatives. Speaking to Sky News she said: “We are deeply grateful for the efforts of news agencies during this difficult time; your constant coverage of the missing Titan submersible is undoubtedly playing a large role in the world’s ability to access relevant updates on the matter.
“At this time, the Dawood family’s sole focus is the rescue of our beloved Shahzada and Suleman Dawood and we are unable to address any questions or comments at the moment.
“We trust that the family will be granted privacy as we deal with this crisis. May Shahzada and Suleman return to us safe and sound. We are sure they would be as moved as we are by the support of the global community during this period of difficulty.”
Who else is on board Titanic sub?
While the names of those on board have not been released by the authorities, British businessman Hamish Harding and French diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet have also been confirmed to be on board the craft. The fifth person on board is Stockton Rush, the CEO and founder of the company leading the voyage, Ocean Gate, according to a source with knowledge of the mission plan.
Shahzada Dawood Age
Shahzada Dawood was born on 12 February 1975 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He is 48 years old as of 2023.
Shahzada Dawood Wife
Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood is married to Christine Dawood. They have two children Sulaiman and Alina.
Shahzada Dawood Family
Entrepreneur Shahzada Dawood lives in Surbiton, Surrey, UK with his wife, Christine Dawood, and their two children; son Suleman Dawood and daughter, Alina Dawood.
Shahzada Dawood Parents
He is the son of Hussain Dawood and Kulsum Dawood. His father, Hussain Dawood, is the chairman of the Pakistan-based Dawood Hercules Corporation as well as the Engro Corporation, responsible for manufacturing chemicals and fertilisers, food and energy respectively.
Shahzada Dawood Net Worth
He is one of Pakistan’s wealthiest businessmen. However, Shahzada Dawood’s net worth is not currently known. According to Market Screener, Shahzada Dawood has 1.13% equity in Engro Corporation Limited with a valuation of $6,478,657 USD.
Shahzada Dawood Family Net Worth
Businessman Shahzada Dawood is from one of Pakistan’s richest families. The Dawoods are a prominent Pakistani business family. Dawood Hercules Corporation, their business, is among the largest corporations in the country, with a portfolio spanning energy, petrochemicals, fertilizers, IT and food and agriculture.
During the pandemic, Mr Dawood’s father, Hussain Dawood, who is also one of Pakistan’s wealthiest men, issued the equivalent of nearly £3 million to contribute to the fight against Covid-19.
Shahzada Dawood is of dual citizenship; Pakistani-British nationality. According to Wikipedia, Shahzada Dawood is also of Maltese citizenship.
He is of Asian ethnicity.