NADHIM Zahawi has one of the most important jobs in the country. 

The 53-year-old is Vaccines Minister tasked with immunising millions of people against Covid-19 to save lives and stop the spread. 

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Who is Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi? 

The father-of-three and a Tory Member of Parliament (MP) for Stratford-on-Avon since 2010.

Zahawi was born in 1967 in Baghdad.

But at the age of nine, in 1976, he and his family fled Sadam Hussein’s tyranncal regime for the UK.

He was educated King's College School, an independent school in Wimbledon, London, followed by University College London, where he received a BSc in Chemical Engineering.

Following a career as European Marketing Director for Smith & Brooks Ltd, Nadhim Zahawi co-founded YouGov with Stephan Shakespeare, a former spokesperson for Jeffrey Archer.

Zahawi was YouGov's CEO from 2005-2010 until he was elected into Parliament.

What previous government roles has Nadhim Zahawi had?

In 2018 Cabinet reshuffle, Zahawi was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Education. 

Since July 2019 he has been Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Industry.

Then in November 2020, he became the first-ever Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment in November 2020.

Is Nadhim Zahawi married?

Yes, he is married to Lana with whom he has three children.

Together they run a riding school.

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