Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch, née Adegoke, born January 2, 1980, better known as Kemi Badenoch, is a prominent British politician, currently serving as the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade since 2022. Kemi Badenoch was born in Wimbledon, London and is of Nigerian origin.
|Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch
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Early Life and Education
Born to Nigerian parents in Wimbledon, London, Badenoch spent some of her early years in Lagos and the United States before moving back to the country at the age of 16.
She worked as a software developer at Logica following her graduation from the University of Sussex before beginning her legal studies at Birkbeck, University of London.
Later, Badenoch pursued a career in banking and had positions at Coutts and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.
Kemi Badenoch is a popular British politician who holds the offices of President of the Board of Trade and Secretary of State for International Trade.
From 2021 to 2022, she held the positions of Minister of State for Equalities and Minister of State for Local Government, Faith and Communities.
She has represented Saffron Walden as the Member of Parliament (MP) since 2017 and is a member of the Conservative Party.
Badenoch ran unsuccessfully for a position on the London Assembly in 2012, but she was appointed to the body in 2015 following Victoria Borwick’s resignation.
Badenoch, a Brexit supporter in the 2016 vote, won a seat in the House of Commons in 2017.
Badenoch was named Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families after Boris Johnson was elected Prime Minister in July 2019.
She was appointed Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities during the February 2020 reorganization.
She was made Minister of State for Local Government, Faith, and Communities in September 2021 after being elevated to Minister of State for Equalities.
After leaving the administration in July 2022, Badenoch ran for the leadership of the Conservative Party in 2022, but he was defeated in the fourth round of voting.
Badenoch, who is thought to be on the Conservative Party’s political right, has criticized “critical race theory” (CRT) and has been dubbed a “anti-woke” politician for his social conservatism.
Badenoch opposed Financial Conduct Authority plans to permit trans employees to self-identify in the workplace while serving as Minister of State for Equalities. She also opposes gender neutral restrooms in public buildings.
Kemi Badenoch Net Worth
Kemi Badenoch is a famous British politician with a net worth estimated to be around $3 million.
Kemi Badenoch is married to Hamish Badenoch, and the couple has three children together, two girls and a son. Hamish is a banker currently working with Deutsche Bank and served Wimbledon Village as a Conservative councilor on the Merton Borough Council from 2014 to 2018.
Additionally, he ran against Foyle for the Northern Ireland Conservatives in the general election of 2015.  Up until 2016, Badenoch served on the board of the Charlton Triangle Homes housing association. He also served as a school governor at the Jubilee Primary School and St. Thomas the Apostle College in Southwark.
It is noted by Badenoch that her maternal grandfather served as a Methodist minister in Nigeria and that she identifies as a cultural Christian.
In February 2022, Badenoch’s father Femi passed away. She briefly took time off from her ministerial responsibilities during this time.
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