Associate Professor Dr Abu Sofian Yaacob received his BSc (Finance) from the Southern Illinois University and his MBA in International Trade from the Laredo State University (now known as Texas A&M International University), United States of America and his PhD in Accounting from the Hull University, United Kingdom.
He is now an Associate Professor at Putra Business School (PBS). His area of specialization is accounting and finance. Before joining PBS he was with Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK). He used to be the Deputy Dean of Malaysian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (MGSEB-UMK).
Before joining UMK he was with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and prior to that he was with the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board (MIRB). He has held a few academic and non-academic posts while serving in UPM and UMK.