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Mr. Abdul Samad Dawood is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Dawood Hercules Corporation. From 2018-2021, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Engro Corp, and now chairs its Board Finance and Investments Committee (BFIC).

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 M&A deals of over US$4 billion, including Dawood Hercules Corporation’s acquisition of HUBCO from National Power International Holdings B.V. in 2012 and the sale of DH Fertilizers to Fatima Fertilizer Company Ltd in 2015. He was also given the responsibility to lead the merger of Engro Foods (a subsidiary of Engro Corporation) 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. These efforts are a culmination of the values advocated by the Chairman, Mr. Hussain Dawood, who believes a strong code of values builds the foundation for effective problem-solving and human prosperity.

Mr. Abdul Samad Dawood is also an active director on the Board of Pakistan Business Council (PBC), 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 in line with his interests; he is the Chairman of Cyan and a Director on the Boards of Dawood Hercules Corporation, Engro Corporation, FrieslandCampina Engro Pakistan, The Dawood Foundation, Khaadi Corporation (Pvt), KSBL, Karachi Education Initiative, Dawood Corporation (Pvt), Dawood Investments (Pvt), Dawood Lawrencepur, Reon Energy (Pvt), PBC, and Endeavour Pakistan. He has previously served as Chief Executive Officer for DH Corp and Cyan, and is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization.

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