before he begins his tenure, Rishi Sunak has already made historyHe is the first leader of the British Conservative Party and head of the emerging government, a member of an ethnic minority, non-white, the first Hindu, the youngest since the eighteenth century, 42 years old, and currently the richest Member of Parliament. .
Waiting for him to take over as prime minister, which he will inherit from resigned Liz Truss, Sunak will be crowned with his election next Monday. Conservative leader A meteoric career began when in 2015 he won his seat in the House of Commons.
Get the keys to 10 Downing Street in the middle of Divali – India’s most important holiday and thus a special moment for him – having finished second in the previous internal election to succeed Boris Johnson which Truss won on September 6.
Sunak, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer before his July resignation from Johnson’s government, finds himself with a deeply divided Conservative party, an economy on the verge of recession and Britain whose reputation has been damaged by recent political and economic turmoil.
After a profitable period in the financial sector, Sunak . has been Elected Representative for Richmondin the English county of North Yorkshire, in 2015 and emerged as the Conservative’s right-wing support for Brexit in the 2016 referendum.
Thanks to that, it was Appointed by Johnson’s Treasury Secretary on July 24, 2019 He was promoted to Minister of Economy on February 13, 2020, succeeding Sajd Javid. His resignation on July 5 led to the downfall of his boss, straining relations between the two.
During his time at the helm of the public treasury, he was praised for his employment protection plan during the pandemic, but was criticized for insufficient assistance to citizens in the face of rampant inflation and tax increases which he later reversed in part due to pressure from his country. peers.
His proposal now as chief of the executive branch is to raise taxes to control inflation and develop the economy with measures yet to be determined, in a return to fiscal conservatism that was not present in his predecessor’s plan.
Before entering politics, it was your age positions in various financial companies, Including investment bank Goldman Sachs and venture capital fund The Venture Fund Management.
Director of Catamaran Ventures
In 2010 he joined another fund manager, Theleme Partners, and was a director of Catamaran Ventures, which is owned by his father-in-law, Indian millionaire NR Narayana Murthy.
Although Sunak’s image is relatively unknown to the general public, it has been affected A setback last April by fining him with Johnson For his participation in a party that violated anti-virus regulations in Downing Street offices, for which he apologized, although he always defended that he was just passing through.
That same month, the tax arrangements of his wife Akshata Murti, who was not listed in the UK until then, were criticized.
with A personal fortune of 730 million pounds sterling (841 million euros), Sunak was also asked about his ability to empathize with the most disadvantaged and reach out to voters ahead of the next general election, scheduled for 2024.
Raised in the city of Southampton (South English), Rishi Sunak, of the Hindu religion, is the son of Yashvir, who was a doctor, and Usha Sunak, a pharmacist, and the grandson of immigrants from the Indian region of Punjab, who came to the United Kingdom in the 1960s from East Africa.
He is the eldest of three siblings, was educated at an elite private school in Winchester and, as is usual among the political class in this country, graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE, in English) from Oxford English.
He completed his MBA degree from American University at Stanford – which he received on a Fulbright scholarship – where he met his wife, the mother of his two daughters, and the daughter of the co-founder of the multinational Infosys.
Sanak, who presents himself as a dynamic politician inspired by the creativity of American Silicon Valley, admitted that he is Addicted to Coca-Cola and a big fan of Star Wars.