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Razak Dawood, former Pakistan Trade Minister, joins HBG Holdings

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Staff writer | United Arab Emirates | October 1, 2008
Razak Dawood HBG Holdings (HBG), a Jeddah and Dubai based investment firm, has announced the appointment of former Pakistan Trade and Industry Minister Razak Dawood as Advisory Director.
A distinguished Pakistan-based business leader with a formidable track record in industry and government spanning over four decades, Mr. Razak Dawood is Chairman of Descon Engineering (Descon), one of Pakistan's leading multinationals with interests in engineering, construction, chemicals, trading and IT.

Mr. Dawood has served with distinction in various executive and non-executive roles such as Board Member of ICI, State Bank of Pakistan and PIA as well as Managing Director of Dawood Hercules and Lawrencepur Woollen Mills.

In addition to his industry experience, Mr. Razak Dawood was in 1999 appointed as Minister for Trade and Industry in the Government of Pakistan.

During his three-year tenure, Mr. Dawood is credited with successfully boosting the industrial sector by expanding export opportunities with global trading partners such as the European Union.

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