Javid climbs one place to top the annual list of the 101 most influential Asians in Britain
Home Secretary Sajid Javid MP has claimed the top spot on the GG2 Power List, the definitive list of the UK’s most powerful Asians. The annual publication, which is revealed on the night of the GG2 Leadership Awards, has been published for the last 8 years and features the UK’s 101 most recognised and influential Asians from a wide range of sectors.
On topping the annual GG2 Power List, Home Secretary Sajid Javid said:
“It is an incredible honour to be the first Asian Home Secretary in our country’s history – and I'm immensely proud to be recognised on the GG2 Power List as the most influential Asian in the country.
“I want to commend all of this year's Power List entries. They are inspirational role models who represent their communities and epitomise ethnic achievement, talent and leadership in Britain.”
This year’s Power List featured notable new entries from the world of entertainment including TV personality Jameela Jamil (22), comedian Romesh Ranganathan (29) and BBC presenter Anita Rani (44). They join a strong list of names from entertainment including Hollywood stars Riz Ahmed (5) and Dev Patel (34), TV veterans Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar (both 14), Ex-One Direction pop star Zayn Malik (21), Oscar winning film director Asif Kapadia (20), and Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain (38).
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This year's GG2 Power List Top 10 is revealed exclusively in today's Guardian www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/oct/24/sajid-javid-tops-list-of-most-influential-asian-people-in-britain
Video - ITV News Live from the GG2 Leadership Awards 2018
The landmark 20th anniversary GG2 Leadership Awards saw a double triumph for
Sajid Javid MP. The Home Secretary was honoured with the Hammer Award, an
accolade presented to a high achieving individual who has shattered the proverbial
glass ceiling. The GG2 Leadership Awards showcase ethnic achievement, talent and
leadership in the UK.
On receiving the Hammer Award, Britain’s first Asian Home Secretary Javid said:
“It is an incredible honour to be the first Asian Home Secretary in our
country’s history – and I’m immensely proud to get an award in
acknowledgement of breaking the glass ceiling.
I want to pay tribute to all the nominees and winners. They are inspirational
role models who represent their communities and epitomise ethnic
achievement, talent and leadership in Britain.”
Sajid Javid also topped this year’s GG2 Power List, a glossy annual publication
which is revealed every year on the night of the GG2 Leadership Awards and profiles
the 101 most influential Asians in Britain.
Winners of the GG2 Leadership Awards include –
Man of the Year Neil Basu, assistant commissioner of specialist operations for the
Metropolitan Police, who also features as a new entry at no.3 on the GG2 Power List.
Basu took up this position earlier this year and is responsible for leading counter-
terrorism policing nationally, widely regarded as the toughest job in British policing.
Woman of the Year award winner Professor Neena Modi, Professor of Neonatal
Medicine at Imperial College London;
Pride of Britain Award winner Dame Pratibha Gai, Professor and Chair of Electron
Microscopy at the University of York.
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