Sadruddin Hashwani was born on 2 July 1940 in Karachi. He is the Chairman of Hashoo Group (Established 1960). He is Ismaili Nizari Muslim (Aga Khani) by faith. Today, ‘Hashoo Group’ is one of the most diversified industrial groups in Pakistan with interests across tourism, travel, real-estate development, pharmaceuticals, IT, and oil and gas.
Also, the Hashoo Group of Companies has in its fold, as owners and operators, the Pearl Continental Hotels and Marriott Hotels brands with presence in all major cities of Pakistan and Ocean Pakistan Limited, a prestigious Oil and Gas exploration and production company.
Today he is known to be the leading figures in hospitality industry around the world and has been honoured with various awards including a gold medal for distinguished services for hospitality industry in Pakistan at World Tourism convention.
Marriott too, belongs to Hashoo Group. When Hashoo Group started using the Marriott name it was one of the first times in the history of the corporation that they had given a franchise to a hotel that was not directly under their management control.
An achievement for Hashoo group, indeed. Sadruddin Hashwani terms it as a matter of great satisfaction because when he met Bill Marriott he had never thought about the franchise. Then they sent their people to inspect these hotels before offering the franchise. As a matter of fact, the franchise agreement of the Marriott was made based on Hashwani’s hotel contract and drafted here in Pakistan.
Today the format of franchise agreements has been initiated by the Hashoo Group and Sadruddin Hashwani is very satisfied that Marriott decided to recognize the product and lend it their name.
Sadruddin Hashwani is one of the wealthiest persons of Pakistan with an estimated worth of over $ 1 billion.
While addressing a press conference in May 2011, after capturing of Osama Bin Laden from Abbottabad, Sadrruddin Hashwani expressed his support for Pakistan and its institutions, particularly military and expressed confidence in abilities of Pakistanis.