Hamira Khan

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Hamira Khan (formerly Hamira Sarwar) is chief executive of the Scottish Youth Parliament. [1]

Khan is a former PR and communications specialist and was Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Glasgow East for the Conservative Party. She sat on the advisory board of the short lived Conservative linked think tank Social Justice Scotland. She 'set up the Scottish Conservatives Community Cohesion Task Force and holds the position of Chair'.[2][3] She was selected as the Westminster candidate for Glasgow East to fight the 2010 General Election.[4]

Early career

Hamira Khan 'was educated at Bannerman High School, Baillieston and subsequently attended the University of the West of Scotland, where she completed a BA in Marketing.' She 'started her working life as a marketing junior with British Airways', and, she notes 'at the age of 24 she created a leading consultancy company, specialising in culturally sensitive campaigns with offices in Glasgow's City Centre. She has acted as a mentor for many aspiring entrepreneurs and also given assistance to local government bodies on how to develop their enterprise culture within the Scottish black and ethnic minority communities. This earned her a nomination for Young Female of the Year in 2004, as well as being short listed for the Women into Enterprise award by Glasgow City Council.'[5]

In late 2005, Khan 'moved to the Middle East when Dubai became the logical place to do business, and was a natural decision to launch her consultancy services'. In 2009 she noted that she had 'recently returned to Glasgow and has been working with local communities on a range of issues, including social cohesion and inspiring, motivating and helping young people to achieve personal success.'[6]

Khan says she supports Operation Black Vote. She lives in the West End of Glasgow, with her husband Ali.[7]

Khan has run a small PR agency called Grapevine since 2002 which is located in the United Arab Emirates (according to Khan's LinkedIn page).[8]

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Notes

  1. SYP Team, Scottish Youth Parliament website, undated, accessed 18 September 2012
  2. Hamira Khan Politics, accessed 12 March 2010
  3. Yoututbe Hamira Khan, accessed 6 February 2010. (Screengrab here)
  4. Hamira Khan Home page, accessed 12 March 2010
  5. Yoututbe Hamira Khan, accessed 6 February 2010. (Screengrab here)
  6. Yoututbe Hamira Khan, accessed 6 February 2010. (Screengrab here)
  7. Yoututbe Hamira Khan, accessed 6 February 2010. (Screengrab here)
  8. LinkedIn Hamira Khan, accessed 12 March 2010