‘International Indian of the Decade’ award to Lord Swaraj Paul
Eminent NRI industrialist and educationist, Lord Swraj Paul was conferred with the ‘International Indian of the Decade’ award on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the publication of India Link International, a monthly magazine published from London. He was presented this award for his outstanding achievements in the fields of industry, education and philanthropy.
Who is Lord Swaraj Paul?
- Swraj Paul (82) is an India-born, UK-based business baron, philanthropist, and Labour politician.
- Founded UK-based steel and engineering multinational company Caparo which employs around 10,000 people worldwide principally in the UK, USA and India.
- In 1996, became a life peer, a member of the House of Lords, as a Labour memberwith the title Baron Paul, of Marylebone in the City of Westminster.
- 1983: Awarded Padma Bhushan by the Government of India
- 1999: Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton
- 2000-2008: Member of the London Development Agency
- 2005-2008: Chaired the LDA Olympics Delivery Committee responsible for delivering the land and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
- 2006: Chancellor of the University of Westminster
- 2008: Became first Indian-born Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords
- 2009: Appointed to the Privy Council.
- Awarded with 15 honorary degrees by universities in the UK, India, USA and Switzerland including the Corporate Leadership Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.