Advisor, Sporting Equals
Abu has been involved in football and sports since the age of 7 as a player, coach, and sports business executive at both grassroots and professional level. He has a strong background of leading, managing and developing high profile multi-agency programmes in the sports industry, and in the public and private sectors, as well as managing his own businesses which includes a global sports management consultancy. He is the Founder Chairman of Luton Sporting Club which has been successfully operating since 1995.
He has managed business turnover of £800m to date and successfully delivered projects and programmes circa £1bn. His career highlights include roles with Liverpool FC, the Premier League and Government and as a political advisor and is involved in commercial deals in professional football. He currently advises and manages investment partnerships for several international investors. He also hosts a sports show on TV One which is broadcast to over 68 countries within the Sky TV platform. He also spends significant time on charitable causes and fundraising to tackle global poverty.
His Board and Advisory level experience includes Non-Executive, Associate Director, Ambassador, Committee and Trustee roles for a number of organisations including the FA, FIFA, Kick it Out, Liverpool FC, Sporting Equals, Muslim Sports Council and a number of Private Sector Businesses, Charities and Voluntary groups.