Suhail Aziz was born in Sylhet, Bangladesh. He joined the Pakistan Navy looking for a career in defence. After initial training in Pakistan, he entered the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, England, whereupon completion of his training he was commissioned by the British Admiralty.
While in Dartmouth, however, he met and fell in love with Ann, a British girl. Love brought tensions with the Navy and government whose arbitrary restrictions meant Suhail was dismissed for his marriage to a foreign national.
It was the first, but not the last time that he was to experience discrimination. Breakthrough: Memoir of a British-Trained Bangladeshi is Suhail s story through prejudice and love; how he made it in England starting at the bottom and rising to the chairmanship of public bodies, gaining recognition along the way for his distinguished record of public service. Suhail Aziz’s memoir is his life s experience, impressions and insights.
Suhail Aziz is a British-trained Bangladeshi with a record of achievements in organisation, management, economics and community relations whose expertise has been gained in sophisticated multi-nationals: Unilever, Ford and Mars. Suhail served as a Director at the Commission for Racial Equality and was a member of the Commission’s top management team. He is the father of two daughters (Liza Aziz, a journalist, and Rebecca Aziz-Granberg, a civil servant) and now lives in Selsdon, Croydon.