Rishi Sunak - Prime Minister of United Kingdom

Tuesday was a historic day for the United Kingdom, which got its first ever non-white Prime Minister in Rishi Sunak, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Britain’s youngest Prime Minister in recent times.  

Mr. Sunak, 42, is of Indian descent and was born to parents who migrated to Britain from East Africa. The former investment banker and hedge fund manager will have the daunting task of trying to get the British economy back on the rails while attempting to unite the Conservative Party which has produced three Prime Ministers in under two months. 

“Rishi Sunak becoming the first British Indian Prime Minister is an historic moment. This simply would not have been possible even a decade or two ago,” Sunder Katwala, director of  British Future,  a think tank that works in the area of identity and race, wrote on Monday when Mr. Sunak became Prime Minister-designate.