Tariq Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon

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Not to be confused with Lord Ahmed of Rotherham.
The Right Honourable
The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon[1]
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon 2015.jpg
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Assumed office
12 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Theresa May
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
13 January 2011
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born Tariq Mahmood Ahmad
(1968-04-03) 3 April 1968 (age 49)
London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Occupation Businessman, politician
Religion Islam

Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon (Urdu: طارق محمود احمد‎; born 3 April 1968), is a British businessman and a Conservative Lord Temporal.[2] He was educated at Rutlish School, Merton Park, southwest London.

Speaking at a primary school he said that he decided that he wanted to be a politician after a visit to the Houses of Parliament when he was 13 years of age. In 1991, he entered Natwest's Graduate Management programme, eventually working as Head of Marketing, Sponsorship and Branding.[3][4][5] In 2000, he went to work for AllianceBernstein.[3][4][5]

In 2004, he joined Sucden Financial, where he serves on the Executive Committee and as Director of Marketing, Strategy and Research.[4][5] He is an Associate of the Institute of Financial Services and a member of the Institute of Directors.[3][4]

He is a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and from 1999 to 2008 served as Vice-President of AMYA, a British Muslim youth organization.[6] From 2001 to 2006, he served as school governor of the Wimbledon Park Primary school.[6]

He joined the Conservative Party in 1994.[5] In 2002, he was elected as councillor in Wimbledon.[5] He contested Croydon North for the party in 2005. From 2008 to 2010, he served as Vice chairman of the Conservative Party.[5]

On 13 January 2011, he was created a life peer, taking the title Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon, of Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton,[7] and he formally joined the House of Lords on 17 January.[4][5][8] In the 2014 reshuffle he was promoted to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DCLG. Following the 2015 election he was appointed in the same role at both the Home Office and the Department for Transport.

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