Ajay Kakkar, Baron Kakkar
The Lord Kakkar
|Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission|
|Assumed office |
3 October 2016
|Preceded by||Christopher Stephens|
|Chairman of the House of Lords Appointments Commission|
1 October 2013 – 25 October 2018
|Preceded by||The Lord Jay of Ewelme|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Bew|
|Member of the House of Lords|
|Assumed office |
22 March 2010
Ajay Kumar Kakkar
28 April 1964
|Alma mater||King's College London|
Imperial College London
He was educated at Alleyn's School, King's College London (BSc Basic Medical Science with Pharmacology, 1985; MBBS, 1988) and Imperial College London (PhD, 1998). Son of Prof Vijay Kakkar, pioneer in the use of low-molecular weight heparin therapy, he followed in his footsteps as a surgeon and medical researcher. He has research interests in the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic disease and cancer-associated thrombosis and, in particular, the role of antithrombotic therapy in prolonging survival in cancer and the role of coagulation serine proteases in tumour biology.
Kakkar is Chair of UCLPartners, the Academic Health Science Partnership, Director of the Thrombosis Research Institute, London, and lectures and publishes widely on his specialism. He has worked with the NHS on its strategy to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE).
Among the awards Kakkar has received are Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of England 1996, the David Patey Prize, Surgical Research Society of Great Britain and Ireland 1996, the Knoll William Harvey Prize, International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis 1997 and the James IV Association of Surgeons Fellow 2006. He is a Commissioner of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Chair of the Board of Governors at Alleyn's School, Dulwich, and a Trustee of the Dulwich Estate.
Kakkar has been noted for his work promoting British business as an ambassador for the United Kingdom. He has taken 11 trips in 2014 to promote business relations.
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- "Revealed: the business men selling the UK to the world". The Telegraph. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
The Lord Jay of Ewelme
| Chairman of the House of Lords Appointments Commission
The Lord Bew
|Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom|
The Lord Hall of Birkenhead
The Lord Bichard