British politician Rishi Sunak formerly held the position of Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020 before taking office as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022. He has served as Richmond’s representative in parliament since 2015 and is a member of the Conservative Party.
Sunak attended Winchester College for his education. He then pursued studies in philosophy, politics, and economics at Lincoln College in Oxford before earning an MBA as a Fulbright Scholar from Stanford University. Following graduation, he worked for Goldman Sachs before becoming a partner at The Children’s Investment Fund Management and Theleme Partners, two hedge fund companies.
He was elected to represent Richmond (Yorks) in the general election of 2015, and he worked as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government in Theresa May’s second administration. As Chancellor, Sunak played a significant role in the government’s economic reaction to the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK’s economic consequences of the government’s decision to enforce lockdown.
He received a fixed penalty notice for violating COVID-19 rules during lockdowns in April 2022, making him the first Chancellor in British history to have been punished for breaking the law while in office. On July 5, 2022, he announced his resignation as chancellor, citing disagreements with Boris Johnson in his letter of resignation.
Who is Rishi Sunak’s Wife Akshata Murthy?
In August 2009, Sunak wed Akshata Murty, the daughter of Infosys’s founder and Indian business magnate N. R. Narayana Murthy. In April 2022, Akshata Murty owned a 0.91 per cent share in Infosys, which had a valuation of roughly $900 million.
In addition to running her clothing line, Akshata serves as a director of Catamaran Ventures, the investment company her father founded.