Abbas has science, engineering and management qualifications. He is the founding President of Australia India Chamber of Commerce, presently known as Australia India Business Council. He is also a board member of the Ethnic Communities Council NSW; President of We Australian Are Creative Inc; Director of Community Resource Network and member of the Art Advisory sub-Committee of  Blacktown. As a creative community networker, he has produced publications & audio productions. He works to save the environment and promote the use of renewable energy.