Neena Gill

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Neena Gill
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Neena Gill
Member of the European Parliament
for West Midlands
Taking office
1 July 2014
Succeeding Nikki Sinclaire
In office
10 June 1999 – 4 June 2009
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Nikki Sinclaire
Personal details
Born 24 December 1956 (1956-12-24) (age 58)
Ludhiana, India
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Children One
Residence Birmingham
Alma mater Liverpool John Moores University
London Business School
Occupation Vice President Corporate Affairs Europe & Asia Pacific - SAS Software Inc
Profession Senior Executive
Religion Sikh

Neena Gill is a Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands for the Labour Party. She was first elected to serve from 1999 to 2009, when she was defeated and re-elected in 2014.[1]


Gill was awarded her first degree by Liverpool John Moores University (BA Hons Social Studies) in 1979 and a postgraduate professional qualification from the Chartered Institute of Housing in 1986. She completed the London Business School SEP in 1996. She is fluent in several Asian languages, Italian, and is currently studying French and German. This has proved invaluable in promoting trade links with South Asia as part of her work as President of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with India, and as President of the South Asia Delegation [2][3]


Prior to becoming a Member of the European Parliament, she was Chief Executive of ASRA Group and the Newlon Housing Group. From 2009 to 2014 Gill was an MD for Public Affairs and from 2010 with SAS Software, as the Vice President Corporate Affairs for Europe and Asia Pacific.

Activities within the EP[edit]

Gill was a member of the European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP) which is a member of the Party of European Socialists (PES now S&D Group) in the European Parliament (EP). She held the following appointments and interests:

  • President of EP Delegation for Relations with India (elected 2007)
  • President (2004–2007) of EP Delegation for Relations with South Asia and SAARC countries
  • Vice President (2002–2004) of EP Delegation for Relations with South Asia and SAARC countries
  • Member:
  • The Legal Affairs Committee, and a member of the Budgets Committee :* Ex-Officio member of the SAARC Delegation, 2007
  • ITRE Committee - Industry, Research and Energy: dealing with Information Society and Industry issues.
  • Delegation ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • Member of the EU Election Observation Mission to first ever democratic elections in Nepal.
  • Member of the Inter-groups:
  • Anti-Racism and Diversity (Vice President):* URBAN-Housing
  • SMEs :* Sport:* Trade Unions:* Disability * Health *UN * World Bank
  • Party of European Socialists (PES, now S&D group):
  • Auditor in the European Parliament
  • Spokesperson on the budgets of other institutions
  • European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP): Offices held
  • Bureau Member (until end 2006)
  • Represents EPLP on the Labour National Policy Forum
  • Spokesperson responsible for sister-party delegation links
  • Spokesperson on Budgets and Link person to the UK Treasury
  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee
  • Activities linking European Parliament with other bodies
  • Member of the Foreign Policy Centre Commission-UK:* Member of the Transatlantic Policy Network-Brussels:* Member of the European Energy Foundation:*Member of the Internet Foundation:* Link to British Council UK/Brussels
  • Inter-Institutional Working Group (Commission, Council and the EP)
  • Working Party on Information and Communication Policy


  1. ^ Neena Gill's profile on
  2. ^ Gill, Neena. "About Neena Gill". Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  3. ^ "MEP Profile: Neena Gill". European Parliament. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 

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