Waheed Alli is Chief Executive of Silvergate Media and Chairman of Koovs Plc, an online fashion retailer in India. He is also a director of Olga Productions which makes Paul O’Grady’s television.
In the 1990s Waheed was Managing Director of one of the largest independent production companies in the UK responsible for innovative programming such as The Big Breakfast and The Word.
The owner, along with Charlie Parsons and Bob Geldof, of long running TV reality show Survivor.
Waheed Alli was the founding Chairman of ASOS the UK’s largest independent online fashion and beauty retailer. Under his stewardship the company grew from £4m to over £2bn.
Waheed is also a patron of The Elton John Aids Foundation.
He was appointed a working Labour peer in July 1998.