Mr. Abdul Samad Dawood currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Dawood Hercules Corporation, the investment arm of the Dawood Group. Prior to this role, he was Vice Chair of the Board of Engro Corporation which remains one of DH Corp’s largest investments to date.
Mr. Dawood brings an investment focus to the Board of Trustees of the Dawood Foundation. He has a rich and diverse experience of management and governance that spans 20 years, with a special interest in mergers and acquisitions. Mr Dawood has led more than $4 billion worth of M&A deals, including the Dawood Group’s acquisition of HUBCO from National Power International Holdings B.V. in 2012 and the sale of DH Fertilizers Ltd to Fatima Fertilizer Company Ltd in 2015. He also played a leading role in the merger of Engro Foods into global dairy giant, Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., 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 this, 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. In line with his areas of interest, he is a director of Boards across varied industries including financial investments, energy, and education, some of which are KSBL, Cyan Ltd, Dawood Lawrencepur Ltd, and Reon (Pvt) Ltd. In addition to governance, Mr. Dawood has served as Chief Executive Officer for DH Corp Ltd and Cyan Ltd, and is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization.
Mr. Dawood is a graduate in Economics from University College London, UK and a certified director of corporate governance from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.