Azizul Jalil born in Calcutta, studied at the Dhaka and London Universities in the fifties. He joined the Civil Service of Pakistan in 1958 and served in various positions. During this period, he studied at Oxford University in England and at Williams College in the USA. After a brief period as an Economic Counselor at the Pakistan Embassy in Brussels, he joined the World Bank in Washington in 1971, where he worked till 1990. He served as the World Bank Resident Representative in Zambia in 1977-80. After his retirement, he continues to live in Washington, regularly visiting Bangladesh and other countries and places of interest. He contributes articles to Dhaka newspapers and magazines.