Humza Yousaf MSP
- MSP for Glasgow
Humza is Minister for External Affairs and International Development.
Humza Yousaf has been active in the SNP and Glasgow politics since his teens. Graduating in 2007 from Glasgow University with honours in Politics, he went onto work as a Parliamentary aide to the late Bashir Ahmad MSP, a role he continued up until Bashir's passing.
Humza continued working in the Scottish Parliament for Anne McLaughlin MSP and latterly Alex Salmond as a Parliamentary Researcher up until August 2010. Currently, Humza works for the SNP in their Party HQ in Edinburgh.
Humza is an alumnus of the US State Department's prestigious International Visitor Learning Programme, whose other alumni include Rt Hon. Lord Jack McConnell, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
In December 2009, Humza was presented the "Political Force of the Future" Award at Glasgow City Chambers as part of the Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards 2009.
Humza has been active in Glasgow in a range of community activities from a young age. He has been a volunteer for the International development NGO Islamic Relief since the age of 10. In the last two years he has voluntarily worked as the media spokesman for Islamic Relief Scotland, helping to manage campaigns during the Kashmir earthquake, the Swat Valley conflict, Haiti earthquake and recent Pakistan flooding.
Humza has also been involved in a range of other activities such as volunteering in a Glasgow based community radio station over the last 10 years, youth mentoring and producing and distributing food packs for asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow.