Maruf is hardworking, sincere, organised, punctual and able to work independently or in a team, to meet the required goals. He has gained substantial knowledge, skills and experience over 15 years in teaching and conducting research at University, including various community initiative programmes. He also has experience in organising and leading successful community development programmes.
For example, after the completion of his Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Science, he worked for a multinational pharmaceutical company Ciba-Geigy as a Quality Control Officer. Over the year, he developed and implemented various projects. Later on, he joined one of the renowned Universities of Bangladesh as a Lecturer and was soon promoted to become a Head of the Pharmacy Department for 15 years. During this period, he also served as the Chairman of the Department for 3 years.
During his University teaching career, he was involved in the organisation, planning, development, budgeting and negotiation of several projects. In 2001, Maruf started a PhD at a University in Japan, graduating as a Doctor of Philosophy in 2005. As a Chairman of the Department in the University, he managed a huge Budget, Human Resources, Equipment and Curriculum of the Department in the University. Maruf then left Bangladesh and moved to England with his family, working as a Post Doctorate Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton.
Maruf joined New Hope in January 2016 to develop his career within the third sector. The skills and knowledge in project planning, organising and administration, that he has gained in his academic career, makes him suited for the role of community development officer with New Hope.