Baron Tariq Mahmood Ahmad was born on 3 April 1968 in London. He is a British Pakistani businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords. Tariq was born and educated in London and currently as Director of
Baron Tariq Mahmood Ahmad
Baron Tariq Mahmood Ahmad was born on 3 April 1968 in London. He is a British Pakistani businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords. Tariq was born and educated in London and currently as Director of Marketing & Corporate Strategy heads up Sucden’s marketing, corporate strategy and research areas.
Tariq also has executive responsibility for Russia and the CIS Region and heads up the firm’s fund divison. He is a member of Sucden Financial’s executive team and leads on all aspects of strategic development for the firm.
After graduating with a business degree, specialising in finance and investment, Tariq joined NatWest Group and spent 10 years with the bank in frontline banking and various strategic and marketing roles. This included a pivotal role in the product marketing and promotion of the banks’ euro product and service proposition in the run up to the introduction of the single currency in 1999.
Tariq was then appointed Senior Manager, External Marketing for NatWest, being promoted into the role of Head of Marketing – Corporate Banking & Financial Markets after the takeover by the Royal Bank of Scotland.
In September 2000, Tariq moved to Alliance Capital (Bernstein) the large US investment and funds group, as Vice President – Director, Marketing Communications and Public Relations looking after all marketing and media activities in the EMEA Region coordinating the activities of 8 different offices. Tariq joined Sucden in March 2004. Tariq is an Associate of the Institute of Financial Services and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
Tariq joined the Conservative Party in 1994. In 2002, he was elected as councillor in Wimbledon. He contested Croydon North for the party in 2005. From 2008 to 2010, he served as Vice chairman of the Conservative Party. On January 13, 2011, he was made a peer by Queen Elizabeth II and he formally joined the House of Lords on January 17.
His specialist areas include: Environment, London transport based issues, Community cohesion Kashmir, BME youth issues Macro- economic issues/Commodity markets.
Tariq enjoys writing, travelling and relaxing in the company of friends and family.