Dr Syed Kamall
Dr Syed Kamall was born and brought up in London. He has been an academic, a strategy consultant and from May 2005 to June 2019 was a Conservative MEP for London. In the European Parliament, he was leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group and worked to promote open trade, tech start-ups and better financial regulation, following the last financial crisis.
In London, he regularly meets and works with local community projects tackling poverty and social exclusion. He is currently setting up a microfinance project to offer loans to entrepreneurs from poorer communities.