Otabek is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He was educated in Uzbekistan (Uzbek-Turkish Boys’ High School, followed by a BA degree in international journalism at the Uzbek State World Languages University), then took a Master’s Degree at the London Metropolitan University (graduating with distinction). He has over five years of experience as an audit manager (from 2012-2017 with Deloitte LLP, London). His responsibilities have included working with major international clients and managing a mixed portfolio of FTSE-listed and private audit clients. He has also liaised with teams across other service lines and with member firms in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He is fluent in English, Russian, Turkish and Uzbek (native). He joined the Executive Committee of the British Uzbek Society (BUS) in 2018. One of his main aims is to improve outreach to the younger generation of British and Uzbek communities.