KARACHI: Tara Uzra Dawood was awarded the ‘Karachi Tum Se Hai’ award by Alpha TV for her work for women and girls. The event was organized by Orbit Advertising.
Other recipients of this award included Shareef Awan, Professor Jamiluddin Aali, Dr Adeeb Rizvi, Ustad Raees Khan and Professor Sahar Ansari, et all.
Ms. Dawood is Chief Executive Officer of 786 Investments Ltd, an Asset Management Company initially launched on the instigation of Asian Development Bank. She is presently on the Board of Mutual Fund Association of Pakistan, and she has also served as an Independent Director on the Board of LESCO.
She holds a Doctorate in Judicial Science from Harvard Law School and Bachelor of Arts Honors from Cornell University and Oxford University. Having specialization in mergers, acquisitions and corporate law, she worked for law firms in New York, Toronto, Amsterdam, Brussels and California. She speaks globally at numerous international mutual fund and banking conferences as an authority on shariah-compliant finance. Ms. Dawood has also served as a Visiting Lecturer on Islamic Law and Finance at the Faculty at Danube University Krems (Austria) as recommended by International Investment Funds Association and EBAMA.
Ms. Dawood is also President of Dawood Global Foundation, a Trust established to empower women and youth in the society, and hosts the national LADIESFUND awards for women of Pakistan. Her mission is to educate 1 million deserving girls around the world under the award-winning Educate a Girl project in partnership with Facebook’s internet.org foundation and with the support of the World Bank.