The Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP

Business Secretary

Sajid Javid was appointed David Cameron’s business secretary following the 2015 general election, having been culture secretary for a year prior to that. He oversees the department responsible for business and consumer affairs, employment, further education and training, and is also president of the board of trade. Before being elected MP for Bromsgrove, Javid worked in business and finance, becoming a vice-president at Chase Manhattan Bank aged 25. He later moved to Deutsche Bank, leaving as a senior managing director in 2009 to go into politics. The son of a Pakistani bus driver, Javid was born in Lancashire and grew up in Bristol. He was named Politician of the Year at the British Muslim Awards in 2015.

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