Syed Kamall is a Conservative Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for London, the city in which he was born. In Brussels he is a member of the influential Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee which sets the regulatory framework for one of London's most important industries, financial services. He also sits on the International Trade committee.
Syed is co-chairman of the European Parliament's Friends of Sports Cross Party group. He sits on the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice working to identify community based projects at the forefront of tackling poverty for the CSJ alliance. He served on the Conservative Party's Globalisation & Global Poverty working group. Syed is a Visiting Fellow at Leeds University Business School where he has lectured MBA students in international business strategy, foreign investment and international trade as well as supervising doctoral students’ research.
He has written a number of articles on the international strategies of firms and foreign investment and is the author of a book on EU telecommunications policy. He is a co-founder of the Brussels Network which brings together think tanks, politicians, political advisors and industry once a month to discuss market-oriented solutions to the important political issues of the day. He blogs and speaks regularly in London on economic and political affairs. Before entering the European Parliament in 2005, he worked as a consultant to companies on marketing, strategy and public affairs, as well as running a recruitment business.