Chairman's Message

“Our Guiding Principles enshrine Entrepreneurship, Growth and Disruptive Technologies as the cornerstones of our investment philosophy with Human Development at the heart of our organisation.”

Hussain Dawood | Chairman
100 year journey

Our Journey So Far...

  • view more

    To play their collective part in the COVID-19 pandemic, The Dawood Foundation and Engro Foundation, under the guidance of Hussain Dawood, made a pledge for contribution in services, kind, and cash of PKR 1 billion for the short, medium, and long-term.

  • view more

    Dawood Hercules Corporation won the “Top 25 Companies for the Year” awards, announced by the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). Hussain Dawood, the Chairman of Dawood Hercules Corporation was presented the award by Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan.

    view more

    Engro Polymer expansion

    view more

    Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Expansion.

  • view more

    Engro Energy Services Limited was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Engro Energy Limited.

    view more

    Engro Powergen Thar Private Limited was established and incorporated to set up 2 x 330 MW mine mouth power plants

    view more

    DH Corp Ltd and Cyan Ltd sold their entire shareholding of 15.77% (cumulative) in Hub Power Company

  • view more

    Royal Freisland Campina bought 51% stakes in Engro Foods.

    view more

    Engro Fertilizers Agritrade Private Limited was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Engro Fertilizers

    view more

    Engro Digital Limited was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Engro Corporation

  • view more

    Tenaga Generasi launched 50 MW wind power

  • view more

    Kolachi PortGen Private Limited, a subsidiary of Engro PowerGen, incorporated with the objective to operate and own a Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) based power generation plant.

  • view more

    GEL Utility Limited, undertook a project of setting up a 72 MW triple redundancy captive power plant

  • view more

    Dawood Lawrencepur Limited diversified into alternative energy.

  • view more

    Classes for the first MBA Batch commenced in September, 2012 at Karachi School of Business & Leadership

    view more

    DH Corp and its affiliates acquired shares in Hub Power Company

    view more

    Hussain Dawood became the Chairman of Hub Power Company

  • view more

    Central Insurance was renamed as Cyan Limited and became an equity investment company

    view more

    Dawood Hercules Chemicals Ltd. became Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd. (DH Corp), a holding company which focuses on exploring investment opportunities.

    view more

    Rice Processing Plant was set up in District Shaikhpura by Engro and began its commercial production

    view more

    Engro Eximp FZE was incorporated in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Emirate of Dubai as a wholly owned subsidiary of Engro Eximp Private Limited

  • view more

    In June 2010 Dawood Hercules Chemicals Limited announces the demerger of its fertilizer business

    view more

    Engro Powergen Qadirpur- flared gas, green power was set up

  • view more

    Engro Fertilizers Limited was incorporated in Pakistan with the objective of manufacturing, purchasing and marketing of fertilizers

    view more

    Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company was formed under a Joint Venture Agreement between Government of Sindh, Engro Energy Limited and Engro Corporation Limited.

    view more

    Engro Energy Limited with other entities incorporated “Pakistan Energy Gateway Limited” (PEGL)

  • view more

    Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited undertook the expansion and back integration project to enhance the PVC capacity to 150 KT and set up an EDC-Vcal and Chlor-alkali plants

  • view more

    Engro Chemicals acquired the share holding of Asahi Class Company. The name of the company changed from Engro Asahi Polymer to Engro Polymer & Chemicals Ltd. Hussain Dawood became the Chairman of Engro Chemical Pakistan Ltd. on 25th April.

  • view more

    All textile companies of the Dawood group were amalgamated into a single entity named Dawood Lawrencepur Limited.

    view more

    The Group acquired a majority stake in Inbox Business Technologies Private Limited – Pakistan’s leading computer brand

  • view more

    Dawood Hercules Chemicals Ltd. acquired 61 million shares (10%) is Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited.

  • view more

    Hussain Dawood was elected Chairman of Dawood Hercules Chemicals. Hussain Dawood joined Engro Corporation Board

    view more

    Elixir Securities, a full-service brokerage firm, was acquired.

  • view more

    Engro Vopak Terminal Limited was formed as a joint venture between Engro Corporation and Royal Vopak of The Netherlands, to satisfy the growing needs of the chemical and petrochemical industry in Pakistan

    view more

    Equity investments in Engro began. 27% of Engro Corp shares were acquired by Dawood Hercules Chemicals ltd

    view more

    Engro Asahi Polymer & Chemicals Limited was set up as a joint venture between Engro Chemical, Asahi Glass Company and Mitsubishi Company to set up a 100,000 ton capacity PVC Plant at Port Qasim

  • view more

    The business enterprise suffered further setbacks as the government of Pakistan nationalised a number of large Pakistani industrial undertakings; the Group lost its flagship, Dawood Petroleum Ltd.

  • view more

    Group investments in East Pakistan were lost with the creation of Bangladesh. The East Pakistan industrial undertakings constituted almost 60% of the Group’s activities.

  • view more

    Acquired Paper mills in East Pakistan that were heavily indebted to World Bank. Dawood Group turned the tables and repaid the amount.

  • view more

    Dawood Group started restructuring to become a multi-national.

  • view more

    Ahmed Dawood signed an agreement with the World Bank as part of his first job

    view more

    Dawood Hercules Chemicals Limited was established as joint venture between Dawood Group and Hercules Chemicals Inc. of USA. It was the first private sector venture in Pakistan to receive a loan from World Bank

  • view more

    Dawood Petroleum Limited was established

    view more

    Dawood Jute Mills and Dawood Shipping Company were founded.

    view more

    Inauguration of Karnaphuli Paper, Karnaphuli Rayon & Chemicals Limited was attended by President Ayub Khan and the entire cabinet.

    view more

    Dilon Limited, Pakistan’s first Nylon Yarn production facility was established in Karachi

  • view more

    TDF established Dawood College of Engineering and Technology with a dream of setting-up 6 similar colleges.

  • view more

    The Dawood Foundation, the Family charity trust was established

  • view more

    Lawrencepur Wollen & Textiles saw a revolutionary change as Dawood Group took over the mills. The new management took radical steps to expand and modernise the production facility.

    view more

    The group established Central Insurance Company and soon operated in all major cities of Pakistan, and transacted all conventional forms of insurance covers successfully

  • view more

    Burewala Textiles Mills was established in Punjab

  • view more

    Dawood Cotton Mills was set up in Karachi

  • view more

    The Dawood Group was formed which provided a platform for the establishment of many diverse businesses

  • view more

    Ahmed Dawood migrated to Pakistan

  • view more

    After his father’s death, Ahmed Dawood under his grandfather’s supervision establishes his own shop in Bombay

  • view more

    Ahmed Dawood is introduced to business basics through working at his grandfather’s shop of cotton yarn and various utilities in Bombay

  • view more

    Ahmed Dawood, Group Founder, born in Bantva India

  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

  • 2007

  • 2006

  • 2004

  • 2003

  • 2002

  • 1997

  • 1974

  • 1971

  • 1970

  • 1969

  • 1968

  • 1967

  • 1962

  • 1961

  • 1960

  • 1954

  • 1950

  • 1948

  • 1947

  • 1920

  • 1917

  • 1905

Journey

100 YEARS

Our Journey So Far...

  • 2020

    • To play their collective part in the COVID-19 pandemic, The Dawood Foundation and Engro Foundation, under the guidance of Hussain Dawood, made a pledge for contribution in services, kind, and cash of PKR 1 billion for the short, medium, and long-term.

  • 2019

    • Dawood Hercules Corporation won the “Top 25 Companies for the Year” awards, announced by the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). Hussain Dawood, the Chairman of Dawood Hercules Corporation was presented the award by Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan.

    • Engro Polymer expansion

    • Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Expansion.

  • 2018

    • Engro Energy Services Limited was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Engro Energy Limited.

    • Engro Powergen Thar Private Limited was established and incorporated to set up 2 x 330 MW mine mouth power plants

    • DH Corp Ltd and Cyan Ltd sold their entire shareholding of 15.77% (cumulative) in Hub Power Company

  • 2017

    • Royal Freisland Campina bought 51% stakes in Engro Foods.

    • Engro Fertilizers Agritrade Private Limited was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Engro Fertilizers

    • Engro Digital Limited was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Engro Corporation

  • 2016

    • Tenaga Generasi launched 50 MW wind power

  • 2015

    • Kolachi PortGen Private Limited, a subsidiary of Engro PowerGen, incorporated with the objective to operate and own a Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) based power generation plant.

  • 2014

    • GEL Utility Limited, undertook a project of setting up a 72 MW triple redundancy captive power plant

  • 2013

    • Dawood Lawrencepur Limited diversified into alternative energy.

  • 2012

    • Classes for the first MBA Batch commenced in September, 2012 at Karachi School of Business & Leadership

    • DH Corp and its affiliates acquired shares in Hub Power Company

    • Hussain Dawood became the Chairman of Hub Power Company

  • 2011

    • Central Insurance was renamed as Cyan Limited and became an equity investment company

    • Dawood Hercules Chemicals Ltd. became Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd. (DH Corp), a holding company which focuses on exploring investment opportunities.

    • Rice Processing Plant was set up in District Shaikhpura by Engro and began its commercial production

    • Engro Eximp FZE was incorporated in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Emirate of Dubai as a wholly owned subsidiary of Engro Eximp Private Limited

  • 2010

    • In June 2010 Dawood Hercules Chemicals Limited announces the demerger of its fertilizer business

    • Engro Powergen Qadirpur- flared gas, green power was set up

  • 2009

    • Engro Fertilizers Limited was incorporated in Pakistan with the objective of manufacturing, purchasing and marketing of fertilizers

    • Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company was formed under a Joint Venture Agreement between Government of Sindh, Engro Energy Limited and Engro Corporation Limited.

    • Engro Energy Limited with other entities incorporated “Pakistan Energy Gateway Limited” (PEGL)

  • 2007

    • Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited undertook the expansion and back integration project to enhance the PVC capacity to 150 KT and set up an EDC-Vcal and Chlor-alkali plants

  • 2006

    • Engro Chemicals acquired the share holding of Asahi Class Company. The name of the company changed from Engro Asahi Polymer to Engro Polymer & Chemicals Ltd. Hussain Dawood became the Chairman of Engro Chemical Pakistan Ltd. on 25th April.

  • 2004

    • All textile companies of the Dawood group were amalgamated into a single entity named Dawood Lawrencepur Limited.

    • The Group acquired a majority stake in Inbox Business Technologies Private Limited – Pakistan’s leading computer brand

  • 2003

    • Dawood Hercules Chemicals Ltd. acquired 61 million shares (10%) is Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited.

  • 2002

    • Hussain Dawood was elected Chairman of Dawood Hercules Chemicals. Hussain Dawood joined Engro Corporation Board

    • Elixir Securities, a full-service brokerage firm, was acquired.

  • 1997

    • Engro Vopak Terminal Limited was formed as a joint venture between Engro Corporation and Royal Vopak of The Netherlands, to satisfy the growing needs of the chemical and petrochemical industry in Pakistan

    • Equity investments in Engro began. 27% of Engro Corp shares were acquired by Dawood Hercules Chemicals ltd

    • Engro Asahi Polymer & Chemicals Limited was set up as a joint venture between Engro Chemical, Asahi Glass Company and Mitsubishi Company to set up a 100,000 ton capacity PVC Plant at Port Qasim

  • 1974

    • The business enterprise suffered further setbacks as the government of Pakistan nationalised a number of large Pakistani industrial undertakings; the Group lost its flagship, Dawood Petroleum Ltd.

  • 1971

    • Group investments in East Pakistan were lost with the creation of Bangladesh. The East Pakistan industrial undertakings constituted almost 60% of the Group’s activities.

  • 1970

    • Acquired Paper mills in East Pakistan that were heavily indebted to World Bank. Dawood Group turned the tables and repaid the amount.

  • 1969

    • Dawood Group started restructuring to become a multi-national.

  • 1968

    • Ahmed Dawood signed an agreement with the World Bank as part of his first job

    • Dawood Hercules Chemicals Limited was established as joint venture between Dawood Group and Hercules Chemicals Inc. of USA. It was the first private sector venture in Pakistan to receive a loan from World Bank

  • 1967

    • Dawood Petroleum Limited was established

    • Dawood Jute Mills and Dawood Shipping Company were founded.

    • Inauguration of Karnaphuli Paper, Karnaphuli Rayon & Chemicals Limited was attended by President Ayub Khan and the entire cabinet.

    • Dilon Limited, Pakistan’s first Nylon Yarn production facility was established in Karachi

  • 1962

    • TDF established Dawood College of Engineering and Technology with a dream of setting-up 6 similar colleges.

  • 1961

    • The Dawood Foundation, the Family charity trust was established

  • 1960

    • Lawrencepur Wollen & Textiles saw a revolutionary change as Dawood Group took over the mills. The new management took radical steps to expand and modernise the production facility.

    • The group established Central Insurance Company and soon operated in all major cities of Pakistan, and transacted all conventional forms of insurance covers successfully

  • 1954

    • Burewala Textiles Mills was established in Punjab

  • 1950

    • Dawood Cotton Mills was set up in Karachi

  • 1948

    • The Dawood Group was formed which provided a platform for the establishment of many diverse businesses

  • 1947

    • Ahmed Dawood migrated to Pakistan

  • 1920

    • After his father’s death, Ahmed Dawood under his grandfather’s supervision establishes his own shop in Bombay

  • 1917

    • Ahmed Dawood is introduced to business basics through working at his grandfather’s shop of cotton yarn and various utilities in Bombay

  • 1905

    • Ahmed Dawood, Group Founder, born in Bantva India