Nadhim Zahawi is an entrepreneur and politician. He has been the Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon since 2010 and sits on the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee. Before working in politics he founded the market research and polling company YouGov, taking it public in 2005 and continuing as Chief Executive until his selection as a parliamentary candidate. He is also a non-executive Director of FTSE 250 recruitment business SThree Plc. He is a keen horse rider and used to be a useful show jumper many decades ago.