Entrepreneurs

These are some of the prominent British Pakistanis who are recognised as entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom. This is a non-exhaustive list of British Pakistani Entrepreneurs.  Please contact us if you can help us to improve our listings by suggesting any amendments or additions. Please visit our nominations page if you would like us to publish about someone on our website.

Zahida Parveen Manzoor, Baroness Manzoor CBE

Zahida Parveen Manzoor
Zahida Parveen Manzoor was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She became a nurse before attending the University of Leeds (1983) and receiving an MA from the University of Bradford in 1989. She became a Lecturer before moving on to hold a number of senior positions in the NHS and then the regulation of Legal Services.

Shazia Awan

Shazia Awan
Entrepreneur Shazia Awan who is of British Pakistani descent has been named the UK’s best female Asian entrepreneur at the prestigious annual Asian Women of Achievement Awards held at London’s Park Lane Hilton. Shazia was nominated following the success of her start-up company Peachy Pink.

Naguib Kheraj

Naguib Kheraj
 
Naguib Kheraj is Vice Chairman of Barclays Bank PLC. Najeeb was born in London and largely educated in Britain but who describes himself as having grown up in east Africa, Switzerland, Pakistan and the Middle East, joined Salomon with a double first from Cambridge.

Saima Afzal MBE

Saima Afzal
Saima Afzal is a researcher and well respected human rights activist. She was born in 1971 in Pakistan and arrived in the UK at the age of four. Saima has worked in the field of research and community development particularly in relation to religion, gender and South Asian culture.

Javed Khan

Javed Khan is former Chief Executive of the British charity Victim Support.
Javed Khan is former Chief Executive of the British charity Victim Support. Khan who is of Pakistani/Kashmiri origin, is also a member of the Whitehall Social Policy Forum and an adviser to the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Programme.

Zameer Choudrey

Zameer Choudrey
Zameer Choudrey (Urdu: ضمیر چوہدری‎) is a British Pakistani entrepreneur and the Chief Executive of Bestway Group. Bestway Group is the seventh largest family owned business in the UK with annual turnover of £2.52 billion.

Dr Mohammed Ali OBE

Dr Mohammed Ali OBE
Dr Mohammed Ali OBE is Founder and Chief Executive of QED UK which is a social enterprise founded in 1990 to improve the social & economic position of disadvantaged communities in the UK & Europe.

Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon

Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon (born 3 April 1968) is a British Pakistani businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords.
Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon (born 3 April 1968) is a British Pakistani businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords.

Nosheena Shaheen Mobarik, Baroness Mobarik CBE

Nosheena Mobarik
Nosheena Mobarik is also the Chairman of the Pakistan Britain Trade & Investment Forum having been asked to take on the role by Lord Green in June 2012.

James Caan (born Nazim Khan)

James Caan
James Caan is a British-Pakistani entrepreneur and television personality. He is best known as a former investor on the BBC television program Dragons’ Den, in which he was one of the Dragons from 2007 to 2010.

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