The British businessman Shahzada Dawood, 48, and his son, Suleman, 19, are aboard the lacking submersible, in accordance with a press release from the Engro Company, based mostly in Karachi, Pakistan.
The elder Mr. Dawood, a scion of one in every of Pakistan’s wealthiest households, is a vice chairman of Engro and has a background in textiles and fertilizer manufacturing. He has served on boards of administrators in a wide range of industries, in accordance with the World Economic Forum website.
He’s additionally a member of the International Advisory Board for Prince’s Belief Worldwide, King Charles III’s charity. His father, Hussain, was one of many charity’s founding patrons, the belief stated in a press release.
Mr. Dawood and his son are British topics. Mr. Dawood and his spouse, Christine, even have a daughter, Alina.
“We’re shocked by this terrible information, praying for a rescue and sending our ideas to his household throughout this deeply difficult time,” Will Straw, the chief govt of Prince’s Belief Worldwide, stated in a press release.
In keeping with a post on the website of the SETI Institute, a scientific group the place Mr. Dawood is a trustee, the businessman is an ardent animal lover. The Engro Company stated his pursuits embrace images, particularly wildlife images, and exploring completely different pure habitats.
The corporate stated Suleman Dawood is a giant fan of science fiction literature, performs volleyball and takes a eager curiosity in fixing Rubik’s Cubes.