Ms. Tara Uzra Dawood


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 foundation and with the support of the World Bank.