Lord Zameer Mohammed Choudrey CBE SI Pk has been a Director of United Bank Limited since February 2002. He is Chairman of the Board Risk & Compliance Committee (BRCC) and a Member of the Board Nomination Committee (BNC).
Lord Choudrey is also the Chief Executive of Bestway Group, which is the 7th largest family business in UK with annual turnover of over £3.4 billion. The Group consists of the UK’s largest independent wholesale, the UK’s 3rd largest retail pharmacy, Pakistan’s largest cement producer and Pakistan’s 2nd largest private bank.
Lord Choudrey also holds directorships at Bestway Cement Limited, Bestway Wholesale and Well Pharmacy.
Lord Choudrey is a trustee of Bestway Foundation UK and Chairman of Bestway Foundation Pakistan. He is also a trustee of Crimestoppers. Lord Choudrey is the Chairman of the UK Advisory Council of British Asian Trust, one of HRH Prince of Wales’ charities. He is also the Chairman of Conservative Friends of Pakistan.
In September 2019, he was nominated for a life peerage and was created Baron Choudrey of Hampstead in October in recognition of his contribution to Britain’s domestic and foreign trade and his philanthropic work in the UK and abroad. He formally joined the House of Lords in November 2019.
In March 2018, the President of Pakistan awarded him the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) in recognition of his unparalleled contribution in advancing Pakistan through his services and the wide array of philanthropic work.
In December 2015, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty the Queen for his services to the UK wholesale industry and various charitable causes in the UK and abroad.
In December 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by University of Kent, his alma mater, in recognition of his philanthropic services to the community.
He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of England & Wales.