William is the eldest of the Isaias Dassum Family. He is an entrepreneur that has vast
experience and knowledge in the engineering and textile sectors, not only for his
academic background but for his hands on experience in the industrial and textile family
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 started working at Textiles San Vicente and
Fabrica de Hilados y Tejidos del Ecuador. One year later he was in charge of a huge
family project, the starting up of Indulana, a textile industry to be based in Quito –
Ecuador. He was in charge of the construction, selection of the machinery, assembly of
the equipment, and as the general Manager he directed the industry to become one of the
most important textile industries in Ecuador.
Under the great capacity and experience of Willliam, the Isaias group started to invest in
car assembly industries, machinery and car distribution companies. He was appointed as
a member of the Board of Directors of Automotores Continental and Omnibus BB.
William has also participated in the financial sector, where he was appointed as
HonoraryDirector of Republic Nation al Bank in Miami and Director of Filanbanco in
William has always been involved in community service, not only through Fundacion
Nahim Isaias, founded by his family, but through the Rotary Club, where as recognition
to his dedication and work, in 1995 was elected President 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. Today, William is an active member of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables.
He was also involved in educational programs under Fulbright Foundation, Ecuadorian
Chapter; he was elected Vice President for the 1996-1997 period.
Due to his great experience and passion for cars, William has been involved in different
Federations and Automobile Clubs. From 1981 to 1986 he was appointed Director of the
Ecuadorian National Council of Transit and land Transportation; from 1985 to 1988 he
was the President of the Interamerican Federation of Touring and Automobile Clubs
F.I.T.A.C. From 1977 to 2000, he was the President of the Board of Directors of the
Automobile Club of Ecuador. He was appointed to the Management Council of Alliance
International de Tourisme AIT in 1985, and in 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 great support towards 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 and two of his kids, Carolina 27 and
William Jr. 24 who also studied here and obtained their Bachelors Degrees from Barry
University of Miami and Suffolk University in Boston, respectively. William senior is
In charge of the operation and technical management of the businesses owned by the
Isaias family in Miami, and actively participates as the Vice President, Treasurer of the
Board of Directors of Pacific Cable Television, Inc. a holding company that has
investments in Real Estate, Communications, and Food Industry