Formerly, Dr Abu was a Professor at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and one of the founders of Multimedia University where he assumed the post of the first Dean at the newly created Faculty of Creative Multimedia. Subsequently in 2000, he left and joined FSBM Holdings Bhd where he was appointed as Executive Director. He held the post until 2003. Dr. Abu is currently the CEO and founder of Prestariang Berhad. Since the Company’s inception in 2003, Dr. Abu has overseen the financial and strategic growth of the Company and formed successful partnership with global ICT organisations such as Microsoft, Unisys, Autodesk, IBM and Oracle and world renowned institutions, namely; Imperial College of London and University of Melbourne, Australia. He listed the Company on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia on 27 July 2011. He is also a directorships of other Public Companies; Board of trustee of Institute Sultan Iskandar of Urban Habitat and High Rise of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Yayasan Universiti Malaysia. He continues to be involved in academic advisory work and is currently a Council Member at Taylor's University, an Adjunct Professor at Universiti Teknologi MARA and a Visiting Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He also sits as a Board Member of Uni-Technologies Sdn Bhd and on the Board of Governors of University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering. Recently, he was appointed into the CEO Faculty Programme by Ministry of Education Malaysia under the Malaysian Higher Education Blueprint.