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Sir Alok Sharma named adviser to SEB

The Right Honourable Sir Alok Sharma, who is a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom and served as the President of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), will become an adviser to SEB. In this role, Sir Alok will advise SEB on geopolitical and economic trends, green finance, carbon transition and strategic issues.

Elected as an MP in 2010, Sir Alok qualified as a chartered accountant and then worked in investment banking, including 15 years with SEB based out of London, Frankfurt, and Stockholm. 

He served in a range of UK government ministerial roles prior to entering the Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development.  He was appointed President Designate of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in 2020, alongside his role as Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. In 2021, he took on the COP26 role full-time, leading the UK’s work in bringing together the world to tackle climate change and getting almost 200 countries to sign up to the historic Glasgow Climate Pact.

Sir Alok was knighted in 2023 for his services to tackling climate change