Alok Sharma, appointed Minister of Economy and Head of the COP26 Climate Change Summit in November on Thursday, has held several ministerial posts and is considered a loyal supporter of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
- Alok Sharma, 52, was born in India and moved to Reading in southern England at the age of five.
- With a banking background, he was elected Reading West MP in 2010 with one of the largest fluctuations in the country's conservatives, his website said.
- Mr. Sharma held various roles and became the Prime Minister's infrastructure ambassador for India in 2016 and Minister of Housing the following year.
- He became Minister for International Aid in 2019. – In 2016 he was tearful in Parliament when he described as Housing Secretary how he met the survivors of a devastating fire in a block of flats in London that killed more than 70 people. He said, "It was the most humble and moving experience of my life to hear the harrowing reports of survivors."
- Alok Sharma is married and has two daughters