Neena Gill

Neena Gill

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Neena Gill
Member of the European Parliament
for West Midlands
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Preceded by Nikki Sinclaire
In office
10 June 1999  4 June 2009
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Nikki Sinclaire
Personal details
Born Ludhiana, India
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Children One
Residence London
Alma mater Liverpool John Moores University
London Business School
Occupation Vice President Corporate Affairs Europe & Asia Pacific - SAS Software Inc
Profession Senior Executive
Religion Sikh

Neena Gill is a Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands for the Labour Party. She was first elected to serve from 1999 to 2009 and re-elected in 2014.[1]


Gill was awarded her first degree by Liverpool John Moores University (BA Hons Social Studies) in 1979 and a postgraduate professional qualification from the Chartered Institute of Housing in 1986. She completed the London Business School SEP in 1996. She is fluent in several Asian languages, Italian, and is currently studying French and German.


Prior to becoming a Member of the European Parliament, she was Chief Executive of ASRA Group and the Newlon Housing Group. From 2009 to 2014 Gill was an MD for Public Affairs and from 2010 with SAS Software, as the Vice President Corporate Affairs for Europe and Asia Pacific.

Activities within the EP

Gill is a member of the European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP), part of the UK delegation to the S&D Group in the European Parliament (EP).

During the 2014-2019 European Parliament term she is Vice-Chair of the Delegation for relations with India and Member of the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), Member of Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2) and Member of Delegation for relations with the United States.[2]

During her membership of the European Parliament 1999-2009 she held numerous roles, most notably Chair of the Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia and the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) 2004-2007, and Chair of the Delegation for relations with India 2007-2009[3]


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