A billionaire, an formidable entrepreneur, a maritime skilled, a father and his teenage son. The 5 on board the Titan submersible have diverse backgrounds however shared a want to see the 111-year-old Titanic shipwreck.
Shahzada and Suleman Dawood
Father Shahzada Dawood, 48, was the vice-chairman of Engro Company, a Pakistani conglomerate that based as a fertiliser enterprise. Dawood’s biography listed on Engro’s web site says he served as director throughout board of assorted corporations and was a number one voice for the World Financial Discussion board.
Dawood was additionally a vice-chairman of Dawood Hercules Company, a part of the Dawood Group, which has been a household enterprise for over a century. The corporate web site acknowledged Shahzada lived within the UK together with his spouse and two youngsters.
Dawood’s 19-year-old son, Suleman, studied on the College of Strathclyde, a press release by the Strath Union confirmed.
“The College has sadly confirmed the information that certainly one of our college students, Suleman Dawood, is a passenger on board the submersible,” the assertion stated.
French maritime skilled Paul-Henri Nargeolet, 77, had been on over 35 dives to the Titanic wreck web site.
Experiential Media Group, a supplier of museum exhibitions all through the world, employed Nargeolet as its director of underwater analysis and its web site stated he had supervised the restoration of 5000 artefacts from the Titanic.
Nargeolet was born in Chamonix, France and joined the French Navy for 22 years. He retired from the navy in 1986 and joined the French Institute for Analysis and Exploitation of Sea, main the primary restoration expedition to the Titanic in 1987.
The British billionaire and businessman Hamish Harding, 58, held a number of Guinness World Information for his explorations.
The 58-year-old’s LinkedIn profile states he owned Motion Group, a Dubai-based group that invests in corporations in fast-growing sectors around the globe. He was additionally the chairman of Motion Aviation, a gross sales and operations firm within the enterprise jet and helicopter fields.
Harding additionally visited the South Pole a number of instances, had dived to the deepest level of the Mariana Trench in a two-person submarine, and flew to area.
The 61-year-old founder and chief govt of OceanGate was piloting the Titan earlier than it imploded.
In 1984, Rush acquired a level from Princeton College in aerospace engineering and later a Grasp of Enterprise Administration from the College of California, Berkeley.
Rush based OceanGate in 2009 to assist the underwater ocean tourism trade with the event of deep-diving submersibles.