Osama grew up in Bangladesh and attended Comilla Cadet College, a prestigious military boarding school in Bangladesh. He started his career in banking with Standard Chartered Bank after graduating as a Summa Cum Laude with double honours in Economics and Finance from Independent University, Bangladesh. Osama always dreamt of studying at a world-class university and pursuing an academic career. After completing his international management trainee programme with Standard Chartered Bank, he arrived at the University of Cambridge (Hughes Hall) and gained his MPhil in Real Estate Finance and Economics with distinction.
Osama is a passionate teacher with nearly 20 years' experience teaching corporate finance; real estate finance and investment; economics; mathematics for economics; derivative finance; and investment management. He has taught at renowned institutions including the University of Cambridge, University of Hong Kong, and HEC Paris. He is an avid advocate of technology enhanced learning, and has won multiple awards for his excellence and innovation in learning and teaching, including the University of Surrey Learning and Teaching Award 2010. At the University of Surrey, Osama played a major role in recruitment, academic quality and standards at the Surrey International Institute within the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China.
Osama is a practicing Muslim with personal interests in community cohesion, multi-faith dialogue, and BME educational attainment. He is the Islamic faith advisor for the University, and served as a Muslim chaplain at the University of Surrey multi-faith chaplaincy until 2012.