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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