Lord Khalid Hameed Asian Of The Year 2007
Sixty-six-year-old Lucknow-born Dr Hameed is currently chairman of the Alpha Hospital Group and also Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the London International Hospital, which is a new Centre of Excellence being created for cancer, heart and the brain.
The Award was presented to Lord Hameed at the Asian Who's Who 2007 function organized by its Editor, J S Sachar at the Hilton Hotel in London last night. Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was also present on the occasion.
Lord Hameed, who arrived here from India in 1968, has worked for three teaching hospitals in London. Following this he developed a successful practice in Central London and was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Cromwell Hospital, London before he took over as Chairman of the Alpha Hospital Group.
Thanking the selection panel for bestowing him the honour, Dr Hameed said the London International Hospital, now under construction would be operational in 12 months.
He is also chairman of the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council and is a trustee of many charities. He is involved in interfaith work and dialogue for which he undertakes public speaking.
In 2005 he was awarded the Sternberg Award for his work in interfaith matters. He was also chosen for the Ambassador of Peace Award in 2007 by the International Federation for World Peace.
He has national honours from five countries, including the UK which awarded him the CBE. He was appointed High Sheriff of Greater London for 2006-2007 by the Queen, an office which is 1,000 years old. He was elevated to Life peerage as a Member of the House of Lords this year.