Shahzada and Suleman Dawood, a father and son from a prominent Pakistani entrepreneurial family, are two of the five passengers on board the missing Titanic submarine. according to the British Asian Trust.
“The British Asian Trust is shocked by the devastating news that Shahzada Dawood, one of our supporters, is on board the missing submarine en route to the wreck of the Titanic. He is with his son Suleman,” the British Asian Trust tweeted.
Shahzada Dawood is married to his wife Christine Dawood. They also have a daughter named Alina, according to the BBC.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Shahzada Dawood comes from a wealthy Pakistani family who runs the Dawood Hercules Corporation
According to CNN, the Dawoods “are a prominent Pakistani entrepreneurial family. Your company, Dawood Hercules Corporation, is one of the largest companies in the country.”
Shahzada Dawood heads a department in the family business, CNN reported. According to Al JazeeraThe Dawoods are UK citizens.
According to the BBCShahzada Dawood, 48, “comes from one of the wealthiest families in Pakistan.”
2. The Dawood family reportedly spent a month in Canada prior to the Sub field trip
BBC reported that Shahzada Dawood, his wife and their daughter Alina live in Surbiton, south west London but spent a month in Canada before the dive trip.
“We are very grateful for the concern of our colleagues and friends and would like to ask everyone to pray for their safety,” the Dawood family said in a statement. according to CBS News.
“The family is doing well and praying to Allah for the safe return of their family members,” the family’s statement said, according to Al-Jazeera.
3. Suleman Dawood has been described as a science fiction fanatic who liked Rubik’s Cubes
In a family statement to the BBC, Suleman Dawood was described as a “huge fan of science fiction and learning new things”.
The teenager is interested in Rubik’s Cube and volleyball, the BBC reported. According to the BBC, Suleman Dawood, 19, is a student.
“Shahzada is a loving father to Suleman and Alina, husband to Christine, brother to three siblings and son to Hussain and Kulsum Dawood. His 19-year-old son, Suleman Dawood, is currently studying at university,” the family statement said. according to the BBC.
4. Christine Dawood, of German descent, started an organic farming business
According to the Dawood FoundationChristine Dawood “grew up in a family business and started her own successful commercial scale organic farming business in Punjab.”
The website describes her as “Executive Coach and CEO of Next Step Now Ltd; She believes that everyone can reach their full potential. It draws on a range of models and approaches, but particularly on cognitive-behavioural, person-centred, solution-focused, and strengths-based methods.”
The website states that she is of German descent but has lived in Asia for more than a decade. This combination is credited to Christine Dawood having “developed a comprehensive understanding of, and an appreciation for and fascination with, the many nuances in the behavior of individuals.” This skill is particularly useful in analyzing organizational cultures, particularly when there is a need for change. “
According to the website, Christine Dawood “has a BSc (Dipl. Ing.) in Textile Technology and Management, an Executive Masters degree in ‘Consulting & Coaching for Change’ from Oxford University Saïd Business School and HEC Paris and an MSc. in Industrial and Business Psychology from Kingston University, London.”
A woman wrote in a recommendation on Christine Dawood’s LinkedIn page“Working with Christine is always a pleasure. She brings her infinite, positive energy and uses her zest for action to achieve excellent results. As a selfless, humble and compassionate person, she puts the well-being of others at the center of everything she does.”
5. Shahzada Dawood has been dubbed a “leading voice” who “aims for a sustainable future”
A biography of the World Economic Forum Shahzada Dawood says he “joined the board of directors of Engro Corporation in 2003 and currently serves as vice chairman.” He has more than two decades of experience in corporate leadership and industry transformation, including growth and innovation opportunities through mergers and acquisitions of diversified public companies Companies in the textile, fertilizer, food and energy sectors.”
This biography continues:
Shahzada is a leading voice in institutionalizing important international networks and contacts. He strives for a sustainable future and believes in inclusive business models where low-income communities build value chains along business interests. Accordingly, Shahzada serves as a trustee on the boards of the Engro Foundation and the Dawood Foundation. He is also a member of the Global Advisory Board of Prince Charles’ charity, Prince’s Trust International. He also joined the Board of Trustees of the SETI Institute in December 2020. Shahzada serves as a board member for various industries including investment holdings such as Dawood Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd and Patek (Pvt) Ltd. Shahzada holds an M.Sc. in Global Textile Marketing from Philadelphia University, USA, and an LLB from Buckingham University, UK.
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