Farooq is the Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum (SF); an international NGO advancing sustainable development through good governance and participatory decision-making at all levels.
Farooq is the Co-Chair of the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) initiative and the Co-Chair of the Sustainable Finance Advocates Network (SFAN).
Farooq also hold several non-executive positions. He is the Chair of Future Earth’s Engagement Committee, a Specialist Advisor to UK Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), an Associate of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), an Associated Partner of the European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
Farooq holds a BComm in Management Science from the University of Alberta (UofA) and an MSc in Public Policy from the London School of Economics (LSE).