Mr Farooq Murad was born in 1961 and came to the UK at the age of 15 from Pakistan. He obtained a BSc (Hons.) in Engineering and Management and now works as a management and training consultant. He lives in Leicester and has been actively involved with several of MCB's affiliates for a number of years. As well as being MCB's new Secretary General, he is a trustee at Muslim Aid, a director of the Markfield Institute of Higher Education and a director of Muslim Deaf UK.