Sajid Javid, 40, was born in England and is one of five sons. His father was a bus driver. He attended state schools and won a place at Exeter University to study Economics and Politics. He joined the Conservative Party 21 years ago and has been an active volunteer ever since.
Sajid and Laura married and today are the proud parents of four children, aged from 1 to 10 years.
Aged 24 and based in New York, Sajid became a Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank. He was later headhunted by Deutsche Bank in London to help build its business in poorer countries, and left as a senior Managing Director in the summer of 2009 to try to give something back through politics. He is a specialist in helping to raise investment in developing countries and considered a global leader in this field.
He has been engaged in community work his entire adult life, including raising £710,000 in a single event for the Disasters Emergency Committee and leading a charity expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro for Help the Aged. He is a Trustee of Westminster Children’s Society, London’s largest childcare charity.
He was elected member for Bromsgrove at the 2010 election.