Ashik started his career in the design department of Corporate Shipyard, Calcutta, after graduating in Naval Architecture and Ship Building from Cochin University in 1994. Later in 1997, he joined Alan R Conroy & Partners, a distinguished marine and Oil & Gas consultant in Dubai. In 2005 he joined BCTQ consultants and became the General Manager, looking after their business in the Middle East Region.
He became Managing Director of Great Waters Maritime, another UAE based maritime, offshore, oil and gas consultancy during 2012. Great Waters now operate from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Baku, Mumbai & Glasgow.
Ashik is Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA), a Fellow of Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers and a Member of International Institute of Marine Surveyors.
Ashik has vast experience in design and project management of offshore structures, mobile offshore drilling units, jack-ups barges, crane vessels, FSOs, FPSOs, Tankers and various ship types. Ashik is also a technical committee member of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Middle East and South East Asia.