There are strict rules in the world of corporate business. Whatever a person of persons, especial women as a CEOs of the corporate sector, they have to prove this skills and performance practically with determination. Such is the practical lady named MISS TARA UZRA DAWOOD whose performance in the business world is worth watching for success. NUT conducted interview of Miss Uzra Dawood for its readers and every other person relating to Corporate Culture:
NUT: Your professional profile
A:MTUZ: I am CEO and founder of 786 Investments Ltd., one of the Pakistan’s pioneer asset management companies. It is publically listed on the Pakistani Stock Exchange. Aslo served on the Board of Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO).
Currently possess a slot on the Boards of Pakistan Stock Exchange where, as a Head, I chair Human Resource/Audit and IT innovation committees. Pakistan Refinery Ltd., Dawood Family Takaful Ltd and Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan. I am also discharging duties on the Energy Sub-Committee of Advisory Committee of the Planning Commission under Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives (PD&SL).
A: MTUZ: I am certified in Corporate Governance by both Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance and Harvard Business School and hold a Doctorate in Judicial Science from Harvard Law School – where specialized in Shariah Law and Finance, as well as mergers and acquisitions – and Bachelor of Arts Honors from Cornell University and Oxford University. Worked for law firms in New York, Toronto, Amsterdam, Brussels and California before launching 786 Investments Ltd and also served on the Faculty at Danube University Krems (Austria) as recommended by The International Investment Funds Association and EBAMA.
A: MTUZ: I speak globally at numerous international mutual fund and banking fora as an authority and on shariah-compliant finance as well as finance for women, and most recently represented Pakistan at ALFI Rentree 2020, the annual Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, where previously there gas been a speaker on Islamic finance in both 2013 and 2014. I was invited to France to assist the Association Française de la Gestion Financière on the launching of their Shariah Mutual Funds Industry.
Well known for her philanthropic work for women and children, particularly Educate a girl, in partnership with Facebook’s internet.org foundation and with the support of the World Bank, as well as distribution of emergency supplies during the SWAT earthquake and most recently, food rations during COVID-19/Sindh floods. Her LADIESFUND project annually holds the national awards for women, presented by the Sindh Governor, as well as has trained over 12,000 women and youth in entrepreneurship. Most recently, it launched The Buraq Center by LADIESFUND, Pakistan’s first all female incubation center and co-working space for women, in partnership with the German Consulate and LUMS Lahore NIC.
Q.NUT: Last not the least: Future plan, message and mission
A: MTUZ: Want to serve with determination that EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN THE WORLD IF ONE STARTS MISSION WITH FIRM BELIEF that “GOD IS THE ONLY BENEFICIAL” and PERFECT PROTECTOR.