Category : Golden Peacock Global Award for Outstanding Leadership in Promoting Intergovernmental Relations and Social Inclusiveness - 2022
Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon
Hon. Minister of State for South Asia, Middle East and UN at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office & PM’s Special Representative for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Govt. of UK
Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon is a British-Pakistani businessman and a Conservative life peer. He joined the Conservative Party in 1994. In 2002, he was elected a Councillor in Wimbledon. From 2008 to 2010, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party. On 13 January 2011, he was made a life peer, and was created Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon, of Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton. He formally joined the House of Lords on 17 January. In 2014, he was promoted to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at DCLG. After the 2015 general election, he was appointed jointly as Minister for Skills and Aviation Security at the Department for Transport and Minister for Countering Extremism at the Home Office. In 2016, he was appointed Minister for Aviation, International Trade and Europe at the Department for Transport. After the 2017 general election, he was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with responsibilities to the Commonwealth, the United Nations, and the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict and later South Asia, and then South and Central Asia. He also gained ministerial responsibilities for North Africa in February 2022.