Mr Shahul Hameed Shaikh Dawood

Mr Shahul, a self-made entrepreneur, is the personification of the expression he conquers who endures. At age 36, he has already been in the challenging corporate world for fifteen years, overcoming various obstacles to achieve success in the fields of education, recruitment and Information Technology.

Armed with an IT degree, he rose to become the Assistant Director of Informatics Malaysia, turning the college from a virtual unknown to a leader in the IT education market. Mr Shahul then served as General Manager of a leading online recruitment company in Asia. His experiences and achievements did not end there – he acquired a UK-based recruitment company and transformed it into a leading local recruitment agency, spreading its branches throughout the Asia Market. During that period, he diversified his interest in travel and leisure, event management, international recruitment, publication and IT solutions. He is currently the Group CEO of Dawood Holdings which is an investment arm for all its subsidiaries.

On the social front, Mr Shahul is founder of the Malaysia Social Media Chambers (MSMC), a non-profit organisation dedicated in advancing and advocating the discipline of credible social media among all walks of life. Living life on the fast lane, he is also well-known for his involvement in NGOs as well as youth development and training activities and currently serves as the country representative of the Federation of GCC Chambers which is based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

As Middle East Ambassador to the World Marketing Summit 2013, Mr Shahul will be fostering global partnerships between leading Middle Eastern leaders and corporations with the rest of the world.

He remains steadfast to the motto of "There is never a time we should say it is enough, one has to explore, learn, gain and move on".