Christine Dawood is a seasoned business leader with extensive experience in various sectors, ranging from retail and interior decorating to organic agriculture and executive coaching. Born in Rosenheim, Germany, she began her professional journey in the retail industry before launching her successful organic agriculture business in Punjab. Christine’s diverse academic and professional background has equipped her with an array of valuable skills that she applies as the Executive Coach and CEO of Next Step Now Ltd.
|Date of Birth
|BSc in Textile Technology and Management, Executive Masters in ‘Consulting & Coaching for Change’, MSc. in Occupational & Business Psychology
|CEO of Next Step Now Ltd, Board member of The Dawood Foundation
|Suleman Dawood, Alina Dawood
|London, England, United Kingdom
Personal Life and Family
Christine Dawood married Shahzada Dawood in 2001 after meeting him during their studies at Reutlingen University in Germany. They are the proud parents of two children: Suleman Dawood, a 19-year-old student at Harvard University, and Alina Dawood, a 17-year-old school student in London. As of 2023, the Dawood family resides in London, England.
Christine’s career journey is marked by remarkable versatility and growth. In 1992, she embarked on her professional path as an apprentice at GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH in Germany, training as a retail salesperson for nearly three years. After this, from 1995 to 1998, she pursued an apprenticeship as an interior decorator at Raumausstattung Neuman in Rosenheim, honing her skills in creating functional and aesthetic spaces.
In 2004, Christine embarked on an entrepreneurial journey and founded Imhotep Organics Pte Ltd, a company focused on organic products and sustainable practices. She successfully ran the business as CEO for six years.
Christine now serves as the Executive Coach and CEO of Next Step Now Ltd, a company that helps individuals reach their full potential through cognitive behavioural, person-centred, solution-focused, and strengths-based methodologies. Her multi-cultural experiences, living in Asia for over a decade and her German heritage, have allowed her to develop a broad understanding of the nuances in individuals’ behaviours, a skill she applies effectively in her role.
Christine’s academic journey is as diverse as her professional path. She holds a BSc (Dipl. Ing.) in Textile Technology and Management. Furthering her education, she acquired an Executive Masters degree in ‘Consulting & Coaching for Change’ from the prestigious University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and HEC Paris. She also earned a MSc. in Occupational & Business Psychology from Kingston University, London.
Contribution to Public Causes
Christine Dawood is also a board member of The Dawood Foundation, a not-for-profit organization run by the Dawood family. While the details of her contributions and roles within the foundation are not publicly detailed, her involvement signifies her commitment to social causes and philanthropy.
As of June 2023, Christine Dawood’s net worth is not publicly disclosed. As a CEO and board member of a not-for-profit foundation, her income sources are diverse, but without concrete information