William is the eldest of the Isaias Dassum Family members. He is an entrepreneur that has vast experience and knowledge in the engineering and textile sectors.
At 13 he was sent to Storm King School, in New York, where he graduated Cum Laude
from High School. Then, he pursued his engineering career at the Philadelphia College of
Textile and Science, where he obtained his degree in Textile Engineering.
After graduating, he returned to Ecuador and worked and expanded the textile industries owned by the family
William has always been involved in community service, not only through his family Foundation Fundación Nahim Isaias, , but through the Rotary Club, where, as recognition to his dedication and work, was elected in 1995President of the Rotary Club Quito Valle Interoceanico, Assistant Governor of Rotary International District 4400 for the term 1997 -1999, and then, in the year 2000, appointed Governor elect of Rotary International District 4400. Nowadays, William is an active member of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables.
He has been contributed in educational programs under Fulbright Foundation, Ecuadorian Chapter; he served as Vice President for the 1996-1997 period.
Due to his passion for cars he was involved in different Federations and Automobile Clubs; From 1977 to 2000, he was the President of the Board of Directors of the Automobile Club of Ecuador; from 1981 to 1986 he was appointed Director of the Ecuadorian National Council of Transit and land Transportation. From1985 to 1988 he was the President of the Interamerican Federation of Touring and Automobile Clubs F.I.T.A.C. In 1985 he was appointed to the Management Council of Alliance International de Tourisme AIT, and, from 1995 to 2001 he was elected as Vice
President of the World Council of Tourism and the Automobile of the Federation International de L’ Automovil, F.I.A.
For his tireless work and support to the community and sports, he received the following Honors and Recognitions:
1976. “Condecoracion al Merito”, given by the Ministry of Eduaction, Culture and Sports of Ecuador.
1984. “Mejor Dirigente Deportivo”, given by Concentracion Deportiva de Pichincha, Ecuador.
1994. ”Condecoración Monseñor Leonidas Proaño”, given by the Metropolitan District of Quito- Ecuador.
1995. “Condecoración al Merito Deportivo”, given by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.
William lives in Miami since 2000 with his wife Carmen. He contributes with his experience and knowledge to expand the family businesses establishes in the United States.