The election of directors of Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited was held on 21st May 2020 in which the following nine directors were unanimously elected for a term of three years commenced from 22nd May 2020. The next election of directors will be held on 21st May 2023.

Name and Profile of Independent Directors:

Shabbir Hussain Hashami

Shabbir Hashmi joined the Board in September 2015.

Shabbir Hashmi serves as an independent Director on the Boards of Dawood Lawrencepur Ltd. and Engro Powergen Qadirpur Ltd. He also invests his time on the Board of Governors of The Help Care Society which operates K-12 schools in Lahore for under privileged children.

He has more than 30 years of project finance & private equity experience. In his previous experience in corporate governance, Mr. Shabbir Hashmi has held more than 24 Board directorships as a nominee ofCDC/Actis&11 directorships as anindependent.

In executive roles, Shabbir Hashmihas led the Pakistan operations atActis Capital, one of the largestprivate equity investors in emergingmarket. Prior to Actis, he wasresponsible for a large regionalportfolio of CDC Group Plc. ForPakistan & Bangladesh. He had along stint with USAID & later brieflywith the World Bank in Pakistan,specializing in planning anddevelopment of the energy sector.

Mr. Shabbir is an engineer fromDawood College of Engineering& Technology, Pakistan and holdsan MBA degree from J.F. KennedyUniversity, USA.

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

Hasan Reza ur Rahim

Hasan Reza Ur Rahim joined the Board in April 2014. Mr. Rahim is the Chairman of Cyan Limited and he also serves on the Boards of Dawood Lawrencepur Limited, Atlas Insurance Limited and Hum Network Limited.

He is an accomplished professional who has over 35 years of domestic and international experience in the Banking & Financial Services industry. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Chairman’s Corporate Office at the Dawood Hercules Group. Mr. Rahim spent 15 years at JPMorgan where he held several senior positions both in Pakistan and abroad.

His accomplishments include assisting in establishing & heading the Global Corporate Bank in Bahrain, Qatar & Saudi Arabia. He served as a Senior Country Officer of Pakistan & was an integral part of the Regional Corporate Finance team based in Singapore.

He has originated, led & executed large complex M&A transactions & Privatizations totaling USD 5.0 billion, Sovereign Debt & Bond issues of over USD 2.0 billion in the Telecom, Airlines, Banking, Oil and Gas and the Petrochemical industries. Earlier in his career Mr. Rahim was also with Mashreq Bank 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.

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


Mr. Kamran Nishat is a qualified Chartered Accountant and currently serving M&P Pakistan as its Chief Executive Officer. In addition to being a Director of AGPL, he serves on the boards of Briogene Private Limited and Cyan Limited while serving as the CEO of M&P Express Logistics (Private) Limited (formely known as OCS Pakistan Private Limited), Tech Sirat (Private) Limited, TechSirat Technologies (Pvt) Limited, OCS road and rail cargo (Pvt) Ltd, Logex (Pvt) Ltd and VeriBest brands (Pvt) Ltd.

Moreover, Mr. Nish at has had variety of experiences which include being the member of Accounting and Auditing Standards Committee (South) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, member of Information Technology Committee (South) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, member of Management Association of Pakistan, Ex-Officio Member (Former President) Of American Business Counsel, Senior Manager at Sidat Hyder Morshed Associates (Private) Limited from the years 1997 till 1999, Group Financial Controller at MIMA Group in 1997, General Manager Corporate Affairs at Dawood Hercules Chemicals Limited, Deputy Managing Director at Central Cotton Mills Limited from 1988 till 1996 and Manager Finance at Al-Ghazi Tractors.

Office Address: 1st Floor, Uzma Court, Clifton Road, Karachi

Detail Profile of Candidates contesting the Election of Directors:


Hussain Dawood joined the Board in April 1974.

Mr. Dawood has driven the Dawood Hercules Group and its investments for the last 50 years, with a vision of purpose to endeavour to make notable contributions to sectors that are drivers of economy & society. Mr. Dawood also serves as the Chairman of Engro Corporation, focusing on solutions to pressing challenges in 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. Dawood is on 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 (KSBL), a graduate management school focused on inspiring Effective Leaders.

He is a member of the World Economic Forum since 1992 and has also been conferred the award “Ufficiale Ordine Al merito della Repubblica Italiana” by the Republic of Italy in 2008.

Mr. Dawood holds an MBA degree 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


Shahzada Dawood joined the Board in May 1996

For the last 24 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.

Mr. Dawood is the Vice Chairman of Dawood Hercules Corporation. He also serves as Director on the Boards of; Engro Corporation Ltd, and Dawood Lawrencepur Ltd. He currently serves as Chairman of Inbox Business Technologies, an enterprise technology services firm & 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 (TDF) & Trustee of Engro Foundation. He also 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.

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

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


Abdul Samad Dawood joined the Board in January 2002.

Mr. Dawood has 18 years of experience in management and governance

He currently serves as Chairman of Friesland Campina Engro Pakistan and Vice Chairman of the Board of Engro Corporation. He also serves on the Boards of Engro Fertiliser Ltd, Reon Pvt Ltd, Pakistan Business Council, & is a Trustee on the Board of The Dawood Foundation (TDF). He was previously CEO of Dawood Hercules Corp. Ltd. and Cyan Limited.

He has previously also been appointed as an 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, Inbox Business Technologies, 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’ Organisation

He is a graduate in Economics from University College London, UK

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


Sabrina Dawood joined the Board in April 2014.

Sabrina Dawood is the CEO of The Dawood Foundation (TDF), a philanthropic organisation for the promotion of education and the creation of informal learning spaces & opportunities. She is also a Trustee of Engro Foundation.

She has been involved in the field of education through her contributions in several educational initiatives such as Dawood Public School, an educational institution giving O & A level education to over 2500 female students for the past 3 decades.

She is also a member of Board of Governors of the National Management Foundation (NMF) of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) & 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 and Law.

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


Parvez Ghias joined the Board in March 2010.

Mr. Ghias is the Chief Executive Officer and Director at Habib University Foundation (HUF) since January 2017 & Vice Chairman, Automotive at the House of Habib

Prior to joining HUF, Mr. Ghias was the CEO of Indus Motor Co. Ltd. from August 2005 to December 2016.

He also serves as an Independent Director on the Board of Shell Pakistan Ltd

He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales & holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics

Office Address: Habib University, Block 18, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, University Avenue, Off Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi


Imran Sayeed joined the Board in April 2018.

Imran Sayeed teaches as part of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation faculty at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Working with the MIT Enterprise Forum he has started & developed entrepreneurial ecosystems in Central America and South Asia.

Mr. 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 Mr. Sayeed started and led the Digital practice for NTT Data. He came to NTT through its acquisition of Keane, where he led a 7,000-person technology consulting organization. Prior to Keane, he was an entrepreneur for 13 years, having founded 2 successful software product and services companies including, Open Environment (grown to IPO), & later NetNumina (sold to Keane in 2005). He holds a patent on internet security technology that he jointly developed with Citibank. He was named by Computer World as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013.

In governance roles in Pakistan, Mr. Sayeed currently serves on the Board of Karachi Education Initiative & previously as a Director on the Board of Engro Corporation.

Mr. Sayeed attended Brown University for his undergraduate degree in engineering & Harvard University for his post-graduate work in business

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