Friday, September 23, 2022

The Baron Sheikh 1941-2022

 The Baron Sheikh, who died 22 September, 2022, aged 81, was a British politician and businessman. He was formerly an insurance broker and underwriter.

Mohamed Sheikh was born in Kenya, 13 June, 1941, and raised in Uganda. He arrived in the UK in 1962 and later studied at the Holborn College of Law, Languages and Commerce and the City College of London. Sheikh then received training at a major insurance company, Sun Alliance and London Group. Previously, he was the chairman and Chief Executive of Lloyd's Brokers, Camberford Law PLC. He was later the Chairman of companies relating to Property and other businesses.

Sheikh was appointed a life peer in 2006 after he was nominated by Michael Howard MP, then Leader of the Conservative Party. The life barony conferred upon Mohamed Iltaf Sheikh was gazetted on 6 June 2006 by the name, style and title of Baron Sheikh, of Cornhill in the City of London.

He has founded and Co-Chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Islamic and Ethical Finance in British Parliament. He is co-chair of the APPG on Turkey and the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. He is also a vice-chair of the APPGs on Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.


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