The election of directors of Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited is scheduled on 22nd May 2023 in which the following seven directors shall be deemed to have been elected for a term of three years commenced from 22nd May 2023. The next election of directors will be held on 22nd May 2026.

Name and Profile of Independent Directors:

Muhammed Amin

Mr. Muhammed Amin is a Chartered Accountant. He has over 30 years of experience with reputed FMCGs at senior management positions..

He was CEO of Gillette Pakistan Limited till December 2000 and Regional Business Director, Gillette Middle East and Africa from 2001 to 2003. He headed Mondelez Pakistan Limited as CEO for over ten years till 2014. Later, he established Sunridge Foods in 2015 and headed the company until January 2020.

He has served on the Board of Directors of Engro Foods Limited from 2006 to 2016 and Al Shaheer Corporation Limited from 2016 to 2019. He has also been on the Board of Governors of the British Overseas School, Executive Committee of the American Business Council, Management Committee of the Lasbela Chamber of Industry and Executive Committee of the Pakistan Advertisers Society.

Office Address: International Packaging Films Limited, Plot No 40-L-1, P.E.C.H.S, Block -6, Karachi 75400, Phone 021 34384044 -46.

Isfandiyar Shaheen

Isfandiyar Shaheen is Founder and CEO at Stablecoin Labs Inc and NetEquity Networks Inc. From 2017 till date his focus has been finding ways to make Internet access affordable for all.

Through NetEquity Networks, Isfandiyar created a partnership with Facebook that involves using a robot to retrofit fiber optic cables on overhead electrical power lines.

Prior to setting up NetEquity Networks Isfandiyar served on the boards of Engro Corporation, Engro Foods and Inbox Business Technologies.

He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and holds a degree in Economics and Mathematics. Isfandiyar lives in San Francisco CA with his wife, two daughters and two dogs.

Office Address: 636 6th Avenue San Francisco CA 94118

Detail Profile of Candidates contesting the Election of Directors:


Hussain Dawood joined the Board in April 1974.

Mr. Hussain Dawood serves as the Chairman of the Board of Dawood Hercules Corporation. As an entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist he has driven the Group and its investments since 2002 into new fields of business and achieved new levels of growth in revenues. His vision is to make contributions to sectors that are drivers of the economy and society. He also serves as the Chairman of Engro Corporation.

Mr. Dawood is enthusiastic about human development based on Character and Good Manners (CGM). Under his stewardship, the Group is now focused on continuously investing in the growth potential of both its people and businesses. This entails competency in leadership development, upskilling and reskilling, and international partnerships, ultimately contributing to the growth of Pakistan.

Mr. Dawood is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Dawood Foundation (TDF), which focuses on Education Inspiring Social Change. The Magnifiscience Centre, Pakistan’s first interactive science museum was conceptualized and developed by TDF. He is the Founder & Chairman of the Board of Governors of Karachi School of Business & Leadership (KSBL), a graduate management school focused on inspiring effective leaders. Within KSBL, the Engro Leadership Academy strives to embody the principles of CGM for all who pass through its doors.

Mr. Dawood is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Islamabad Policy Research Institute. He has been leading the Group’s engagement with the World Economic Forum since 1992. Mr. Dawood holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA, and is a graduate in Metallurgy from Sheffield University, UK.

Office Address: Dawood Centre, M.T. Khan Road, Karachi


Abdul Samad Dawood joined the Board in January 2002.

Mr. Abdul Samad Dawood is Vice Chair of the Board of Dawood Hercules Corporation. Prior to this role, he served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Engro Corporation which remains one of Dawood Hercules Corporation’s largest investments to date. Mr. Abdul Samad Dawood’s experience of management and governance spans over 20 years with a special interest in mergers and acquisitions. He has led more than US$ 4 billion of M&A deals, including the Dawood group’s acquisition of HUBCO from National Power International Holdings in 2012 and the sale of DH Fertilizers to Fatima Fertilizer Company in 2015. Mr. Dawood was also entrusted with the responsibility of leading the merger of Engro Foods (a subsidiary of Engro Corporation) into global dairy giant Royal FrieslandCampina based on the convergence of their values, goals, and abilities to address Pakistan’s nutritional challenges; he has since served as the Chair of the Board of FrieslandCampina Engro Pakistan.

In addition to these responsibilities, 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. His corporate governance journey spans various sectors including financial investments, energy, and education; in line with his interests, he is a Director on the Boards of The Dawood Foundation, KSBL, Dawood Lawrencepur Ltd, Cyan Ltd and Reon Energy Ltd. 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.

Aside from work, Mr. Abdul Samad Dawood has a keen interest in music and plays the piano and guitar. He is an Economics graduate from University College London, UK and a certified director of corporate governance from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.

Office Address: Dawood Centre, M.T. Khan Road, Karachi


Shahzada Dawood joined the Board in May 1996

Mr. Shahzada Dawood became a member of the Board of Dawood Hercules Corporation in May 1996. He has more than 20 years of experience in corporate governance and industrial transformation. He has been involved in mergers and acquisitions of various public-listed companies in textiles, fertilizers, foods, and energy. He is also the driving force for cultivating and institutionalizing international networks for the Group.

Mr. Dawood believes in promoting sustainable development through inclusive business models that benefit low-income communities. He serves as a trustee on the Boards of Engro Foundation and The Dawood Foundation. He also joined the Board of Trustees of the SETI Institute in December 2020. In addition to his various directorial roles across multiple industries, Mr. Dawood serves as the Vice Chairman of Engro Corporation. He holds an MSc in Global Textile Marketing from Philadelphia University, USA, and an LLB from Buckingham University, UK.

Office Address: Dawood Centre, M.T. Khan Road, Karachi


Sabrina Dawood joined the Board in April 2014.

Ms. Sabrina Dawood is the Vice Chair of Board of The Dawood Foundation (TDF), a philanthropic organisation working for the development of communities through education and informal learning spaces and opportunities. Prominent projects of TDF have been the TDF Ghar (a safe space for youth engagement in a manner which preserves Karachi’s heritage and culture), TDF Nature Series (a documentation of Pakistan’s biodiversity and ecosystems to create awareness regarding conservation), and Dawood Public School (an institution for primary and secondary level education for girls in Karachi.

One of the most high-impact projects of the Dawood Foundation has been the MagnifiScience Center, a first-of-its-kind science museum in Pakistan which promotes science literacy and critical thinking in children and young adults through experiential learning.

Ms. Sabrina Dawood is a Director of the Boards of Engro Corporation Ltd., Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd., Dawood Lawrencepur Ltd., Cyan Ltd., Karachi Education Initiative, and a Trustee at Engro Foundation. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of the National Management Foundation of Lahore University of Management Sciences and on the Board of WWF – Pakistan. She also chaired the Hussain Dawood Pledge (also known as HD Pledge), which is a corporate PKR 1 billion Rupee pledge for the mitigation and/or relief of COVID-19 and its ramifications.

Ms. Sabrina Dawood holds an MSc in Medical Anthropology from University College London and a BA from London School of Economics in Anthropology and Law.

Office Address: Dawood Centre, M.T. Khan Road, Karachi

Zamin Zaidi

Zamin Zaidi joined the Board in October 2022.

Mr. Zamin Zaidi joined the Dawood Group in 2016 and is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Dawood Investments (Pvt) Ltd, an investment company of the Group. Before joining the Dawood Group, he had amassed over 15 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical sector where he worked as the Executive Director of Novins International, a leading producer and distributor of essential medicines.

Mr. Zaidi has also worked on data storage and management software platforms at EMC Corporation in Boston, USA. He possesses extensive experience in renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and technology startups, and has previously served as interim CEO of Engro Enfrashare (Pvt) Ltd. Mr. Zaidi is a certified director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance and is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Dawood Lawrencepur Ltd, Engro Enfrashare (Pvt) Ltd, Inbox Business Technologies Ltd, and Pebbles (Pvt) Ltd.

He holds a BS in Computer Science from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and his areas of interest include innovation in information technology, business strategy, and entrepreneurship.

Office Address: Dawood Centre, M.T. Khan Road, Karachi