Born in England, Sajid Javid is one of five sons.
His father was a bus driver, and he attended state schools before winning a place at Exeter University to study Economics and Politics.
He joined the Conservative Party in 1988 and has been an active volunteer ever since.
Aged 25 and based in New York, Sajid became a Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank. He was later headhunted by Deutsche Bank in London to help build its business in developing countries. He left Deutsche Bank as a senior Managing Director in the summer of 2009 to give something back through politics.
He is a specialist in helping to raise investment in developing countries and is considered a global leader in this field. He has been engaged in community work his entire adult life, including raising £710,000 in a single event for the Disasters Emergency Committee and leading a charity expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro for Help the Aged.
From 2009-2012, he was a Trustee of London Early Years Foundation, London’s largest childcare charity.
Sajid is married to Laura, and they have four children together.