• Supplier Selection
    You supply the profiles. We supply the stock.
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  • Marc Records
    Comprehensive. Tailored. Accurate.
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  • Full EDI Services
    Our Award Winning EDI lowers your Costs.
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The Leadership Team

It helps to build a better relationship if you can put a face to the name, so here's a photo and a few words about the core team.

In addition to our core team, we also maintain a pool of specialists to cover our spectrum of languages. They are on-call for transliteration, and also to assist with servicing during our busiest periods. We are always looking for avid readers to join our team of language specialists - if you would like to be part of the Books Asia team, please submit your CV to jobs@booksasia.co.uk.



  • Mahmudul Haq Director

    Started out as Professor of Geography (Dhaka University), then spent 20 years teaching in the inner-city schools of Bradford. His passion for books, knowledge and education provided the vision to launch Books Asia in 1985. He's a fan of classic Bengali literature, and is our Bengali specialist.

    He's a strong believer in business ethics and loves working in the book industry.

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  • Shomi Haq Project Manager

    HSBC Systems Analyst for 5 years, KPMG Consultant for 10 years, William Hill Project Manager for 5 years. An experienced Prince2 Practitioner, he developed our bespoke Library System, our Marc Generators and our Website. He designed and developed Books Asia EDI from the ground up after joining Books Asia in 2010.

    Shomi became Director in 2014, at which time the company was also restructured as Books Asia Ltd.

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  • Fozia Begum Team Leader

    Fozia joined us in 2011 as our specialist Urdu Cataloguer, having a huge passion for Urdu Fiction and Literature. Fozia grew up in Hong Kong and is fluent in Cantonese (as well as Urdu, Hindko, Arabic and Punjabi). All in all, a great addition to our team.

    Promoted to Team Leader in 2014 - responsible for co-ordinating the activities of Cataloguing, Order Processing and Servicing.

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  • Amir Salam Order Processing

    Graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Accounting from Bradford University. Amir joined Books Asia in 2013 to further enhance our quality of service, by managing our 'Order Book'.

    Amir has the responsibility to ensure all Orders are processed to deadlines and quality requirements, and monitor the budgets and profiles for all our libraries. In short... to oversee the full life-cycle from Procurement of Stock, to Shelf-Ready.

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  • Pawanjeet Kaur Servicing Lead

    A graduate from Delhi University, Pawanjeet joined Books Asia in 2013. working part-time in the Servicing Team, but also providing invaluable support for Hindi and Punjabi Stock Selection. This is a career change for Pawanjeet, who has many years experience as a Fashion Designer.

    Pawan's merchandising skills brings with her a wealth of experience in Quality and Process Management.

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