Waheed is Chairman of Koovs.com an online fashion retailer in India, and Chairman of
Silvergate Media, which is a media company that specialises in children television. He is also a
director of Olga Productions which makes Paul O’Grady’s television and he is his agent. In the 1990s, Waheed was Managing Director of one of the largest independent production companies in the UK responsible for innovative programming such as The Big Breakfast, Don’t Forget Your Tooth
Brush, TFI Friday. He was also the owner, along with Charlie Parsons and Bob Geldof, of the long running TV reality show Survivor.
Waheed Alli was the founding Chairman of ASOS the UK’s largest independent online fashion and beauty retailer. Under his stewardship the company grew from £4m to £2bn.
Waheed is also a patron of The Elton John Aids Foundation, Chancellor of De Montfort University and President of the National Youth Theatre. He was appointed a working Labour peer in July 1998.