Shri.M.F.Farooqui holds Masters Degree in Physics and Business Administration.
Shri.Farooqui had spent 36 years as a career Civil Servant in the Indian Administrative Service. He had worked in the Government of India in various positions, including as Secretary–Department of Telecom and Heavy Industries, Special Secretary & Additional Secretary–Ministry of Environment and Joint Secretary–Department of Economic Affairs.
In the Government of Tamil Nadu he had worked as Principal Secretary – Industries Department, Member Secretary – Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority and Deputy Secretary – Finance Department (Budget).
He had also served as Chairman of Repco Bank, Titan Company Limited and Tamilnadu Newsprint & Papers Limited.