The Lord Hameed
Official parliamentary portrait, 2019
High Sheriff of Greater London
In office
Preceded byAndrew Everard Martin Smith
Succeeded byJan Stephen Pethick
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
26 April 2007
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born (1941-07-01) 1 July 1941 (age 82)
Political partyCrossbench
Alma materGanesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur, University of Lucknow[1]

Khalid Hameed, Baron Hameed, CBE, DL (born 1 July 1941[2]) is the chairman of Alpha Hospital Group, and chairman and chief executive officer of the London International Hospital. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Cromwell Hospital in London. He hails from Lucknow, India.

He chairs the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council. He is a board member of the British Muslim Research Centre, and also the Ethnic Minorities Foundation. He is an executive member of the Maimonides Foundation and a trustee of The Little Foundation. He received a CBE in the 2004 New Year's Honours.[3] Dr Hameed supports various charities and was awarded the Sternberg Award for 2005 for his contribution to further Christian - Muslim - Jewish Relations. He has received several national and international honours from various countries including the United Kingdom. He is a governor of International Students House; president of The Little Foundation; chairman of The Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths, and is a vice-president of the Friends of the British Library.[4]

He is involved with inter-religious matters and lectures on this subject.

He was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as the first Asian High Sheriff of Greater London for the year 2006–2007. The office of High sheriff is 1,000 years old and is the second oldest office in the country after the monarchy.

In February 2007, it was announced by the House of Lords Appointments Commission that he will be made a life peer and will sit as a Crossbencher.[5] The peerage was gazetted on 27 March 2007 as Baron Hameed, of Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden.[6] He was also named British Asian of the year 2007.

He was awarded Padma Shri in 1992 and the Padma Bhushan, "third in hierarchy of civilian awards", by the Government of India in 2009.[7] He was the chief guest at Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2010 held in New Delhi.

He is married to Dr Ghazala Afzal, who was appointed High Sheriff of Greater London for 2015–16.[8]


Coat of arms of Khalid Hameed, Baron Hameed
A demi-lion Or holding in the dexter foot a foxglove slipped and leaved Proper and in the sinister a seax Gules.
Per fess Azure and Gules in chief three saxon crowns two and one and in base three garbs one and two on each of two flaunches Or a salmon haurient head inwards Azure.
Pax Virtus Beneficentia[9]
A saxon crown Or encircled by two salmon their heads respectant in chief Azure.


  1. ^ "Lord Hameed's home in Lucknow". Something Special. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. ^ "The Lord Hameed, CBE, DL Authorised Biography | Debrett's People of Today". Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  3. ^ "No. 57155". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2003. p. 24.
  4. ^ "Friends of the British Library Officers and Council" (PDF). Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  5. ^ "No. 58248". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 February 2007. p. 2223.
  6. ^ "The London Gazette". 2 April 2007. Retrieved 2 July 2022. The QUEEN has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 27 March 2007 to confer the dignity of a Barony of the United Kingdom for life upon Khalid Hameed Esquire, CBE, by the name, style and title of Baron Hameed, of Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden.
  7. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Ghazala Hameed appointed high sheriff of Greater London". The Times of India. 15 May 2015.
  9. ^ Debrett's Peerage. 2019. p. 2871.


Honorary titles Preceded byAndrew Everard Martin Smith High Sheriff of Greater London 2006 Succeeded byJan Stephen Pethick Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom Preceded byThe Lord Bew GentlemenBaron Hameed Followed byThe Lord Krebs