Alok is a notable British politician who serves as President of COP26. The acclaimed politician aslo functions for the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office. He was co-chairman of Conservative Friends of lndia 7 years bacj in 2014. Discoursing his academics, Alok is a qualified chartered accountant by profession.
Alok Sharma Biography
Alok Sharma (born 7 September 1967) is a British politician serving as President for COP26 and Minister of State at the Cabinet Office since 2021. Sharma resigned his previous position as Secretary of State for Business in order to lead COP26. Sharma retains full Cabinet status. Sharma has been the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Reading West since 2010.
Sharma served in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government as Minister of State for Housing from 2017 to 2018 and as Minister of State for Employment from 2018 to 2019. In 2019, he was appointed to the Cabinet by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as Secretary of State for International Development. He was promoted to Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the 2020 cabinet reshuffle, an office in which he served until 2021.
Alok Sharma Early Life
Sharma was born in Agra, northern India, but moved to Reading with his parents when he was five years old and had a Hindu upbringing. His father Prem was involved in Conservative politics in Reading and became chairman of the Berkshire area of Conservatives and helped establish the Conservative Parliamentary Friends of India. Sharma was raised in the Reading suburbs of Earley and Whitley Wood and attended Presentation College, Reading Blue Coat School in Sonning and the University of Salford, from where he graduated with a BSc in Applied Physics with Electronics in 1988.
Alok Sharma Personal Life
Sharma is married and lives in Caversham, Reading with his wife and two daughters. His wife is Swedish. Sharma took his oath in the House of Commons on the Bhagavad Gita in 2019.
Alok Sharma Career
Sharma subsequently qualified as a chartered accountant, training with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Manchester before moving into corporate finance advisory with Nikko Securities and then Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, where he held senior roles based in London, Stockholm and Frankfurt. Sharma was an adviser to clients in the corporate and private-equity sector on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, listings and restructurings.
Sharma is a Governor of a local primary school in Reading. Previously he served as a Chairman of the political think-tank the Bow Group’s Economic Affairs Committee.
Alok Sharma Political Career
Member of Parliament
Sharma was selected as the Conservative Party candidate for the Reading West constituency in 2006. He was elected as the MP for Reading West in the 2010 general election, winning a majority of 6,004 after the retirement of the Labour MP Martin Salter.
In the 2015 general election he was re-elected with an increased majority of 6,650. In the 2017 general election, he won his seat with a reduced margin, a majority of 2,876. On being re-elected, Sharma wrote on his website: “Having grown up locally in Reading and being very much a local Reading man, I am delighted to have been re-elected for a constituency in my home town. In the 2019 general election Sharma increased his majority to 4,117.
Alok Sharma Age
Alok’s Sharma was born on 7 September (54 years old) Agra, Uttar Pradesh lndia.
Alok Sharma Married
Alok Sharma is happily married to his wife named Ingela.
Alok Sharma Net Worth
Alok Sharma Net Worth is to be over 4 million dollars.
Alok Sharma Family
Alok Sharma comes from a family that was previously involed in politics. Prem Sharma , his father, has been significantly known for fostering harmony and peace for over four years. He was the first Asian to be elected as Chairman of a Conservative Association.
Later, he became the chairman of the Berkshire Area of Conservatives.
Alok’s father has proved himself as a pioneer by promoting and providing a platform for Asians. Currently, he is serving as the Life President of the Conservative Party of Reading East.
Alok Sharma Education
Alok Sharma attended Presentation College, Reading Blue Coat School in Sonning and the University of Salford, from where he graduated with a BSc in Applied Physics with Electronics in 1988.
Alok Sharma Children
Alok Sharma the couple share two beautiful daughters