Shahzada Dawood is a third generation member of the Dawood Group, a family business concern that is engaged in diversified businesses with various interests, including fertilizers, energy and foods. He is currently a director of various companies of the group and a trustee of the Dawood Foundation and Lahore University Management of Sciences. Dawood began his career as a chief executive officer, turning around a loss-making entity into a profit-making one within three years. He later was part of the negotiating team that successfully concluded the first acquisition through the stock market in Pakistan history and the acquisition of a German technologies company as a private equity deal. Dawood has an MSc in Global Textile Marketing from Philadelphia University in the US and an LLB from Buckingham University in the United Kingdom. He is also a certified Director of Corporate Governance from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.