Lord Sheikh was educated at the Government Secondary School in Uganda, City of London College and Holborn College.
He is chairman and chief executive of Camberford Law plc and founded the Sheikh Abdullah Foundation. He sits on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords. His career accomplishment includes being presented the British Insurance Award for Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2003.
Lord Sheikh is chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum and chairman of the Conservative Ethnic Diversity Council.
He married Shaida Begum Thantrem in 1986 and has one daughter from a previous marriage.
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