M. Khaled Aaref is a retired architect and management consultant by profession. He had completed his bachelors from University of Houston and graduate studies from Aston University in the UK. He practices his profession in the US, Kuwait, and Bangladesh, before becoming the founding director of ‘Edward M Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts’ in Dhaka. As the son of former district governor Banker M. Khaled (’73-’74), he grew up immersed in Lionism from childhood. Currently he resides in Toronto.