Mr. M. Farooq Akhtar was born on 12 April 1949 at Leiah (Punjab). He did his M.A. in Economics in 1971 from Government College Lahore and LL. B. in 1973 from the Punjab University Law College Lahore. He has been former employee of the Corporate Law Authority (CLA)/Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and has accumulated vast experience in handling Corporate Affairs including financial and banking matters. He is also an expert in Corporate Laws, Oil and Gas Laws, WTO and International Trade Laws.

He is Partner of Azam Chaudhry Law Associates, visiting Lecturer/Faculty Member of National College of Business and Management Sciences and acts as Secretary of the National Institute of WTO & International Trade Laws.