Zakir has about 20 years of work experience in development sector especially in the fields of Knowledge Management and Administration. He has a post-graduation degree in Information Science from AMU-Aligarh (U.P.) and B.Sc. (Mathematics) From Ajmer University-Rajasthan. Prior to AADHAAR, he has worked with PRIA (Participatory Research in Asia), IIT-Delhi and NISCAIR (a lab of CSIR).