For the first time in Britain, an Indian origin person became the Finance Minister of the Parliament. The person “Rishi Sunak” who became the Finance Minister two days ago after the resignation of UK Finance Minister Sajid Javed. Rishi is 39 years old and son-in-law of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy. He is currently an MP from Richmond, North Yorkshire and was elected MP for the first time in 2015.
He was currently working as Chief Secretary of the Treasury. Rishi is known as a rising star of the Conservative Party of Britain. Apart from this, he also played an essential role in the election campaign of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
I am honoured to be appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
My predecessor and good friend Saj did a fantastic job in his time at the Treasury. He was a pleasure to work with and I hope to be able to build on his great work going forward.
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) February 13, 2020
Moreover, Rishi campaigned in favour of abandoning the European Union in a referendum, and 55 per cent of the people voted in his parliamentary constituency to leave the European Union. Apart from Rishi, two more Indian origin Alok Sharma and Priti Patel are appointed as a Business minister and home minister in the UK cabinet, respectively.
Rishi’s early life, education and political career
Rishi is of Indian origin, and his family settled there. He was born in Southampton, Hampshire, in 1980. He completed his schooling at Winchester College. Later he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University. Moreover, he has done an MBA from Stanford University. Rishi’s father is a doctor, and his mother used to run a chemist shop. In addition, Rishi also worked with his mother in her chemist shop.
Before joining politics in 2015, Rishi worked in investment bank Goldman Sash and hedge funds. Moreover, co-founded his own investment firm Theleme Partners in 2010, he also founded his investment firm.
Rishi has a dep India connect as he has married to Infosys founder Narayana Murthy’s daughter Akshata Murthy in 2009, whom he first met at Stanford.