Syed KamallSyed Kamall

Conservative MEP and spokesman on economic and monetary affairs Syed Kamall has been elected as leader of Britain’s Tory MEPs.  Kamall, who is a member of the influential Economic and Monetary Affairs committee, replaces MEP Richard Ashworth after a vote of his delegation colleagues in November 2013.

Syed Salah Kamall has been an MEP (Member of the European Parliament) for London, elected in May 2005 and he sits on the Trade and Economic and Monetary Affairs Committees.

He has a degree from Liverpool University (1988), a Masters from the London School of Economics and a PhD from City University, London – his doctorate was on ‘Radical Organisational Change in Transition Economies’.

Dr Kamall is a Visiting Fellow at Leeds University Business School and in 1996, completed a book on EU telecommunications policy. He is particularly knowledgeable about developments in China. He is also a co-founder of the Global Business Research Institute (GBRI), an educational body with expertise on globalization issues.

He is active in Conservative policy making circles, using his academic expertise and background on issues such as poverty-action programmes. He has been a member of the Conservatives since 1987 and a member of Vauxhall, Bath, Westminster, West Ham and Barking Conservative associations.

The son of a bus driver, he started his working life as a systems analyst at NatWest. Mosque projects are close to his heart.

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