Board of Directors
Directors Profile
Hussain Dawood
Chairman
Hussain Dawood
Chairman

Hussain Dawood is a Pakistani businessman and ardent philanthropist. He chairs an array of profit and not-for- profit ventures namely Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd. the group’s flagship holding arm with investments in foods and energy, Engro Corporation Ltd.; Karachi Education Initiative, which funds the graduate management school Karachi School of Business & Leadership, and The Dawood Foundation, with its legacy of establishing various education and health institutions across the country.

His social responsibilities include Memberships of the World Economic Forum 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. Hussain Dawood holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA, and is a graduate in Metallurgy from Sheffield University, UK. He joined the Board in April 1974.

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

Inam ur Rahman is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Dawood Hercules Corporation. In the recent past, he has led the renewable businesses of the group as CEO of Reon Energy Limited, and also put up a 50MW wind power plant Tenaga Generasi Limited. With more than 25 years of professional experience Mr. Rahman has expertise across a spectrum of industries including renewable energy, foods, textiles, fashion & apparel, lifestyle, and business consulting.

His present portfolio of directorships includes Engro Corporation Limited, Hub Power Company Limited and Cyan Limited. He has earlier also served as a director on the Boards of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Dawood Lawrencepur Limited, Sind Engro Coal Mining Company, Laraib Energy Limited, SACH International Limited, and Pebbles Private Limited.

He holds a Bachelors of Electronic Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology from Lahore and a Masters of Business Administration from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Inam was also adjunct faculty at LUMS, teaching Strategy, Management and Marketing. He is an environmentalist at heart and his passion is to make all energy renewable and free.

He joined the Board in December 2016.

Samad Dawood
Director
Samad Dawood
Director

Samad Dawood is a Certified Director of Corporate Governance from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. He is Chairman of Engro Foods Limited and Director on the Boards of Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited, Dawood Lawrencepur Limited, Engro Corporation Limited and Engro Fertilizers Limited. Samad is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization, Pakistan Chapter, and a Trustee of The Dawood Foundation, supporting education initiatives. He is a graduate in Economics from University College London, UK.

He joined the Board in January 2002.

Shahzada Dawood
Director
Shahzada Dawood
Director

Shahzada Dawood serves as Vice Chairman of Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited, and as Director on the Boards of Engro Corporation Limited, and Dawood Lawrencepur Limited. He is Chairman of Inbox Business Technologies, an enterprise digital services firm and a Trustee of The Dawood Foundation, supporting education initiatives.

Shahzada is an M.Sc. in Global Textile Marketing from Philadelphia University, USA, and an LLB from Buckingham University, UK. He is a Certified Director of Corporate Governance from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.

He joined the Board in May 1996.

Sabrina Dawood
Director
Sabrina Dawood
Director

Sabrina Dawood is the CEO of The Dawood Foundation. She is also serving as a Director on the Boards of Engro Foods Limited and Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited. Sabrina actively supports educational initiatives and is a member of Board of Governors of National Management Foundation (NMF) of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and sits on 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.

She joined the Board in April 2014.

Parvez Ghias
Director
Parvez Ghias
Director

Parvez Ghias is the Chief Executive Officer of Habib University Foundation effective January 2017 and Vice Chairman – Automotive, House of Habib.

Prior to undertaking the current assignment he was CEO at Indus Motor Co. Ltd., for nearly eleven and half years. Indus Motor is a joint venture between House of Habib of Pakistan and Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation of Japan and is engaged in manufacture and marketing of Toyota brand vehicles.

Before joining IMC in August 2005, Parvez Ghias was Vice President, CFO and Director at Engro Corporation.

He currently serves as on the boards of Indus Motor Company, Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan, Dawood Hercules Corporation and Shell Pakistan Limited.

Parvez Ghias is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants from England & Wales and member of several faculties of the Institute and holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Statistics.

He joined the Board in March 2010.

Shabbir Hashmi
Director
Shabbir Hashmi
Director

Shabbir Hashmi has more than 30 years of project finance and private equity experience. At Actis Capital, one of the largest private equity investors in the emerging market, he had led the Pakistan operations. 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. In the past, he has held more than 24 board directorships as a nominee of CDC/Actis and 11 directorships as an independent. Currently, he is serving as an independent director on the on the boards of Dawood Lawrencepur Limited and Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited. He is also on the board of governors of The Help Care Society which is operating K-12 schools in Lahore for underprivileged children. He is an engineer from Dawood College of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan and holds an MBA from J.F. Kennedy University, USA. He joined the Board in September 2015.

Muneer Kamal
Director
Muneer Kamal
Director

Muneer Kamal is CEO of Karachi Education Initiative since 2015. He has over 35 years of extensive experience in the banking and financial sector, and was, until recently, Chairman of the Pakistan Stock Exchange. Mr. Kamal’s career started with Citibank where, between November 1979 and July 1994, he served locally and internationally on various senior positions including Director, Head of Country Public Sector and Financial Institutions.

Mr. Kamal then joined Faysal Bank Ltd. as President/CEO. He also held position of President/CEO, and then as Vice Chairman and COO (International) of Union Bank Ltd. He was associated with KASB Group, first as President/ CEO of KASB Bank Limited from November 2005 to August 2010 and then as Vice Chairman of KASB Group.

Mr. Kamal has also served as Chairman of National Bank of Pakistan, Trustee of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and as Director of New Horizon Exploration & Production Ltd., Government Holdings (Private) Ltd., Karachi School of Business & Leadership and Engro Corporation Ltd.

Mr. Kamal has an MBA degree from the University of Karachi. He joined the Board in August 2017.

Hasan Reza Ur Rahim
Director
Hasan Reza Ur Rahim
Director

Mr. Rahim is an accomplished professional who has over 30 years of domestic and international experience in the Banking and Financial Services industry. In addition to being the Chairman of Cyan Limited he serves on the Board of Dawood Lawrencepur Limited. Previously, he was the Executive Director in-charge of the Chairman’s Corporate Office of the Dawood Hercules Group.

During his 15-year career with JPMorgan, Mr. Rahim held several senior roles in Pakistan and abroad. He previously also held senior roles with MashreqBank psc, ANZ Grindlays Bank plc and commenced his career with Exxon Chemical Pakistan Limited. He was also posted and lived in Zurich, Singapore, Bahrain and Dubai and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in USA.

He joined the Board in April 2014.

Imran Sayeed
Director
Imran Sayeed
Director
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.

Previously Sayeed started and led the Digital practice for NTT Data, the 6th largest technology consulting company in the world with 75,000 employees in 45 countries and $16 Billion in annual revenue and was also the Chief Technology Officer and head of innovation. Sayeed came to NTT through its acquisition of Keane, where he led a 7000 person, $750MM technology consulting organization spanning North America, Europe and Asia and providing end to end IT services from strategy to implementation and outsourcing.

Prior to Keane, Sayeed was an entrepreneur for 13 years, having founded 2 successful software product and services companies. He was part of the founding team of Open Environment, a leading middleware product company that he helped grow from a 10-person startup to an IPO in 1995. He then started NetNumina, a technology strategy and consulting form that he led as Chairman and CEO and grew from a 15 person startup to one of Computerworld’s Top 100 emerging companies and Inc 500’s fastest growing businesses, and subsequently sold to Keane in 2005.

He was also the founding global President of OPEN, the largest Pakistani entrepreneurship and leadership organization in the world with over 5000 executives and entrepreneurs in 12 cities in the US, UK, Canada and Pakistan. He also holds a patent on Internet security technology he jointly developed with Citibank. Sayeed was named by Computerworld as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013. Sayeed has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Harvard Business Review and most of the leading business and technology publications for his work on entrepreneurship, digital technologies, and innovation.

Sayeed is also 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. Sayeed attended Brown University where he majored in Engineering, and Harvard University, where he did post-graduate work in business, marketing and product development. He joined the Board in April 2018.