Rumi Verjee

Rumi Verjee, Lord Verjee was born in 1957, and moved to the UK as a child from Uganda. He was educated at Downing College, Cambridge where he gained a BA in Law before being called up to the bar.

He received his peerage in 2013, and has been politically active in supporting the Liberal Democrats and was successful in setting up the Liberal Democrats Leadership Programme to find more candidates from under-represented groups.

He is the founder of The Rumi Foundation which supports humanitarian work through education, innovation and knowledge building in the UK as well as India, East Africa and South America. The Rumi Foundation has supported a number of initiatives like the Nelson Mandela Foundation, In Harmony, Free the Children and many more.

Lord Verjee has always shared his success and knowledge through philanthropic work. He is a Member of the World Presidents' Organization, the Global Leadership Foundation, the Advisory Board of the British Olympic Association, and in 2009 was awarded a CBE for his charitable services.

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House of Lords,

Tel: 020 7219 5353