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..

  • Mahmudul Haq Founding 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 Director

    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 Library Services Manager

    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.

    Responsible for co-ordinating the activities of Cataloguing, Order Processing and Servicing teams.

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