December 11, 2023 06:07:43

Interesting Facts About Rishi Sunak, Uk’s First Asian Prime Minister

Birth of Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak was born on 12 May 1980 in Southampton, Hampshire, South East England to Indian parents Yashvir and Usha Sunak. Sunak’s grandparents were residents of Punjab and his father was a general practitioner. Sunak is the eldest of three siblings. Her brother Sanjay is a psychologist and her sister Rakhi works as the Head of Humanitarian, Peacebuilding, United Nations Funds and Programs in the Office of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth, and Development.

Rishi Sunak’s Career As A Businessman

He interned at the Conservative Campaign Headquarters during his time at the university. From 2001 to 2004 he worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs, an investment bank. He quit his job to join The Children’s Investment Fund Management and became a partner in September 2006. He joined another hedge fund firm Thelem Partners in 2009. He met his father-in-law and businessman N. R. Also served as director of Narayana Murthy-owned investment firm Catamaran Ventures.

The political journey of Rishi Sunak

Sunak was selected as the Conservative candidate for Richmond (York) in 2014. In 2014, he led the policy exchange’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) research unit and co-authored a report on BME communities in the United Kingdom.

He was elected as an MP from Richmond (York) in the 2015 general election. From 2015 to 2017, he served as a member of the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Select Committee. He supported the EU referendum in 2016. He was re-elected as an MP from the same seat in the 2017 general election. He served as Parliamentary Secretary from January 2018 to July 2019. He supported PM Boris Johnson in the 2019 Conservative Party leadership election and even wrote an article in a British national daily advocating for Johnson during the campaign in June 2019.

Sunak was re-elected in the 2019 general election and was appointed Chief Secretary of the Treasury by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July 2019 and served under Chancellor Sajid Javid. He became a member of the Privy Council on 25 July 2019. Following its February 2020 cabinet reshuffle, Sunak was promoted to Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sunak presented his first budget on 11 March 2020 amid the Corona epidemic.

Rishi Sunak’s wife

Rishi Sunak tied the knot with Akshata Murthy in August 2009. The couple has two daughters. His wife is Indian billionaire N.R. Narayana Murthy’s daughter. She serves as Director at Catamaran Ventures. She also runs her fashion label and is one of the richest women in Britain.