Mr. Hussain Dawood is Chairman of Dawood Hercules Chemicals Ltd., Engro Chemical Pakistan Ltd, Karachi Education Initiative/Karachi Business School and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, which is, globally, the largest World Bank financed social fund. He also serves as a member of the Boards of the Commonwealth Business Council, Pakistan Business Council, Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy, Institute of Strategic Studies and Beaconhouse National University. He is a Global Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and the Honorary Consul of Italy, in Lahore. The Italian government in recognition of his contribution conferred upon him the Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana on 3rd December 2008. Mr. Dawood is the first Pakistani to become a member of the World Economic Forum in 1992. He was also among the limited people who attended the WEF Russia CEO Roundtable 2008. He has also attended the WEF Inaugural Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, WEF Middle East at Sharm-el-Sheikh and the Dead Sea and WEF Meetings in Malaysia and Singapore. He has participated in several International Programs including the SAARC Business Leaders Conclave, New Delhi; the India Today Conclave, New Delhi, and the Dubai Strategy Forum. He is a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA, and a graduate in Metallurgy from Sheffield University, UK.