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]
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Member of the House of Lords
Incumbent
Assumed office
17 January 2011
Personal details
Born Tariq Mahmood Ahmad
(1968-04-03) 3 April 1968 (age 47)
London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Occupation Businessman, Politician
Religion Islam

Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon (born 3 April 1968) is a British Pakistani businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords.[2] He was educated at Rutlish School, Merton Park, southwest London.

In 1991, he entered Natwest's Graduate Management program, 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]

From 1999 to 2008, he 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 is a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

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 made a peer by Queen Elizabeth II and he formally joined the House of Lords on 17 January.[4][5][7] 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 of Transport.

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