Bestway Group’s Chief Executive, Zameer Choudrey CBE has been appointed to the House of Lords in Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation honours list. The appointment recognises his contribution to Britain’s domestic and foreign trade as a leading businessman and entrepreneur, his philanthropic work in the UK and abroad, and his role as Chairman of the Conservative Friends of Pakistan.
Lord Choudrey said: “It is an immense honour. I have always viewed the UK to be the land of opportunity and look forward to contributing to the continued advancement of our great country.”
As Chief Executive of Bestway Group, Lord Choudrey has driven growth in businesses across the UK and Pakistan, leading to him being appointed Deputy Chairman of the Pakistan Britain Trade & Investment Forum and serving as a member of the CBI’s Economic Affairs Committee.
He has also regularly been asked to facilitate private government visits to Pakistan and the UK for senior government officials from both countries, to discuss how the UK and Pakistan can look to increase trade and investment. These strong ties with Pakistan mean Lord Choudrey will be looking to utilise his vast experience to build more bilateral trade, create more jobs here and improve relations between our two countries.
The nephew of Bestway founder Sir Anwar Pervez, Zameer Choudrey grew up in a remote village in Pakistan, before moving here at 12. His remarkable success led to him being made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2016. He also sits as a trustee for several national charities, including CrimeStoppers, Grocery Aid and Bestway Foundation. In January 2018, he was appointed UK Chair of the British Asian Trust’s Advisory Council, by The Prince of Wales.