Twitter photoAreeq Chowdhury is the Founder and Chief Executive of the think tank WebRoots Democracy.

Areeq was born and brought up in Manchester and studied Economics and Political Science at the University of Birmingham where he began researching the relationship between the internet and political participation. After graduating in 2013, he moved to London and has worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; the London Assembly; the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; KPMG; and the UK Parliament.

At the age of 21, he founded WebRoots Democracy which has been leading the campaign for online voting in UK elections. He has authored and edited numerous studies on the subject.