Lord Mohamed Sheikh was born in Kenya and brought up in Uganda. His parents originated from the sub-continent of India. Mohamed attended Government schools in Mbale (Uganda) where he attained the Cambridge Higher School Certificate.
On arrival in the United Kingdom, he started his insurance career by joining the Sun Alliance Insurance Company in London. He attended the City of London College and Holborn College where he completed the Associateship of The Chartered Insurance Institute and subsequently passed the Fellowship of The Chartered Insurance Institute. Later he also attained the Financial Planning Certificate.
Mohamed has been honoured by the presentation of several personal awards which have been given to him for his achievements, leadership, business and community work.
He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate for Humanitarian work he undertakes.
He is the Chairman of companies which relate to Insurance, Financial Services and properties. He used to own a company which was awarded 12 major awards over a period of three years and this has not been achieved by any other organisation.
Mohamed was elevated to the House of Lords in 2006. He is an active Peer and speaks regularly in the House of Lords on a variety of subjects. He has travelled extensively overseas and visited a number of countries.