Mr. Kamal Yakub as he is commonly known came to UK as a full time student in 1972 soon after independence of Bangladesh. He passed ‘A’ Levels in Pure Maths, Applied Maths and Physics from Paddington Technical College London.
Later, Mr. Yakub completed a full time 3 year Degree Course at University College London (UCL) and successfully obtained a degree in Engineering in 1977. Worked for some time in Burma Oil Company’s Research Centre in Bracknell.
In 1980 he started his own restaurant business in Worcester Park, Surrey and has since been in the catering trade till to date with different outlets.
Mr Yakub first joined BCA in 1986 and has always remained with BCA as an active member both regionally and nationally. He served as Secretary of ‘BCA Surrey Region’ with Mr. Abdul Malik of Star Restaurant in Cheam, Surrey as the President. During the last term Mr. Yakub was the President of BCA Surrey Region with Hellal Malik (Mr Abdul Malik’s son) as the Secretary. Prior to being elected as the ‘National President’ of BCA in May 2017 he had been a Senior Vice President continuously for a few terms in a row. Mr. Yakub held the responsibility as the Convener of BCA’s Annual Award & Dinner Committee over the last few years requiring a substantial amount of activities and experience..