Humza Yousaf was elected as a Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow in May 2011, aged 26.
He has been involved in community work, from youth organisations to charity fundraising, for most of his life, including being media spokesperson for the international non-governmental organisation Islamic Relief. He also volunteered for community radio for 12 years and on a charitable project providing food packages to homeless people and asylum seekers in Glasgow.
After completing his degree in Politics at the University of Glasgow in 2007, he went to work in the Scottish Parliament as an aide to the late Bashir Ahmad MSP.
In May 2011, he was the youngest SNP MSP to be elected to Parliament. He was appointed to the Justice Committee and Public Audit Committees, was a Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the First Minister Alex Salmond MSP.
In September 2012 he was appointed as Scotland’s first ever Minister for External Affairs and International Development, and became the youngest Minister in the Scottish Government’s history as well as being the first ever Minister from an ethnic minority background.
His responsibilities include Scotland’s engagement with the rest of the world, international trade and investment, Scotland’s international development programme and international cultural diplomacy.
Humza is an alumnus of the US State Department's prestigious International Visitor Learning Programme. His interests include tackling mental health stigma, poverty, civil liberties, issues affecting young people and international affairs. He enjoys riding his motorcycle, watching and playing football and spending time with his family.
He is married and lives in Glasgow.
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My Record of Interests: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msps/currentmsps/28640.aspx
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