Lord Raj Loomba CBE is Founder and Chairman of the Loomba Foundation, a UN accreditated global charitable organisation, which promotes the fundamental freedoms and human rights of widows and their children around the world. He is widely known today as the Pioneer of Widows Rights and Instigator of International Widows Day.
Lord Loomba was invited by the Chief Minister of Punjab as State Guest on the Republic Day, 26th January, 2015 and awarded the highest and prestigious award-Praman Patra.
Lord Loomba received Non Resident of India Award, Pravasi Samaan Patra, from the President of India on 9th January, 2015 for his social services and philanthropy.
United Nations New York Association conferred the Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award on Lord Loomba on UN Day 2014 in New York.
UN Women named Lord Loomba as the first Founding Champion of the circle of Widows Rights in June 2013.
Lord Loomba was elevated to the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat Life Peer in 2011.
Lord Loomba received a CBE Excellence of Commander of British Empire) from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in her Birthdays Honour List in 2008.
Lord Loombas campaigning achievements are founded on his successful business career as Founder of Rinku Group, a fashion and clothing company, of which he is Executive Chairman.
On May 11, 2016 Lord Loomba was invited to attend the UN Ambassadors luncheon as Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker which was hosted by the Hospitality Committee of the United Nations Delegates in New York.
The Rt Hon Lord Swraj Paul PC
Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, Parliament
The Rt Hon the Lord Paul of Marylebone, PC, Chairman of Caparo Group, is a leading businessman and an active member of the House of Lords where he was Deputy Speaker from 2008-2010.
Born in Jalandhar, India in 1931, he went to the UK in 1966 and in 1968 founded Caparo Group, the UK based industrial company employing 7,000 people with operations in Europe, Asia and North America. He was raised to the Peerage as Baron Paul of Marylebone in August 1996 and in July 2009 was appointed by H.M. the Queen as a member of her Privy Council. Lord Paul was member of the London Development Agency from 2000-2008 and from 2005-2008 chaired the LDA Olympics Delivery Committee which was responsible for delivering the land and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Games on time and on budget. He was also on the board of London 2012 and a member of the British Olympic Association Advisory Board. He was a Member of Panel 2000, an appointment by the Prime Minister to re-brand Britain 1997-2010. He was also a member of the Industrial Development Advisory Board (a Department of Trade and Industry appointment) 1999-2005. He was an Ambassador for British Business, a UK government initiative, from 1997 to 2005 representing UK trade and investment on 75 occasions in 30 different countries. Lord Paul is currently Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Anti-Corruption. He has been Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton since 1999 and was Chancellor of the University of Westminster from 2006 to 2014. Lord Paul holds 15 honorary degrees in recognition of his contributions to business, the economy and his social and charitable works. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 1983 and granted the Freedom of the City of London in 1998.
Managing Director at Grosvenor International
Jan Morgan founded Grosvenor International, her up market real estate brokerage. This primarily focuses on Central London and serves high profile figures, top executives and people from the media world who require a discreet, hands-on, bespoke service.
Jan Morgan has been an active member of the International Women?s Forum for over 20 years and is the past President of IWF London. She is now concentrating on support for Northern Ireland working with a group of European Presidents to extend and enrich IWF in Europe.
Her interests include all aspects of health. She is a Life Patron and former Chair of Alzheimer?s Research UK in Cambridge and a Trustee of the Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust. She established and runs LOST (Lithuanian Orphans Support Trust) in aid of the two State orphanages in Vilnius. She trained originally as a nurse at University College Hospital, London and is an award winning garden designer and gardener. Jan loves classical music, especially opera; design and architecture; good food, travel and entertaining her family and friends.
Latterly she has, with friends and supporters, transformed the facilities for the children in the two Lithuanian State Orphanages, for which she founded ?LOST?, (Lithuanian Orphans Support Trust) She sends a pre-Christmas truckload of clothes and toys annually, and has set up an award system to motivate and improve the education and behaviour of the children. She currently sits on the Boards of The Royal Free Hospital Charity and the Hospital?s Development Company, establishing a new worldwide Research Institute for Immunology currently under construction
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