Master of Science, Madras University. Ph.D. in Environmental Management, Bharatidasan University.
Started career as Field Biologist with BNHS under Dr. Salim Ali. Headed an international envtl NGO in the mid-80s, has been Unesco Fellow, Consultant Ecologist to IUCN, Biodiversity Expert to international agencies such as UNDP, JICA etc. Negotiator at key UN environmental events such as UN Conference on Envt and Devt (Earth Summit) PrepComs, UN Convention on Biological Diversity's INC, World Summit on Sustainable Development PrepCom, UNEP GC, Biodiversity Convention's CoPs, etc. Writer on global issues of importance to the global South.
S. Faizi married to Nazeema Beevi on May 15, 1990. Children: Iqbal, Najma.