Was educated at the prestigious Rugby School in the UK and qualified in London as a Chartered Accountant in 1981. He is a fellow member (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB).
He worked for Touche Ross in London (currently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu), prior to returning to Bangladesh in 1988 and joining A Qasem& Co, Chartered Accountants, the member firm of Ernst and Young International in Bangladesh. He was a partner in A Qasem & Co from 1992 up until December 2014 when he retired from partnership, although still maintaining links with the firm.
He has attended many national and international conferences including the Bangladesh Investment Summit Europe in 2013 and has traveled to various countries in Europe, USA and Asia on business. He is also involved with many social work and welfare organizations, both in the UK and Bangladesh.
He has two sons who were educated at private boarding schools in the UK, where they both also graduated. They are working in the International Hospitality Industry and Investment Banking Sectors respectively, both currently being based in London.