Raheem Kassam is a British political activist and editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London, and a former chief advisor to UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage.
Kassam has worked for Lehman Brothers, managed electoral campaigns in the UK and United States and was the Executive Editor of The Commentator, but left the organisation after falling out with the founding editor, Robin Shepherd. He has been a member of conservative think-tanks such as the Bow Group, the Henry Jackson Society, the Gatestone Institute, the Middle East Forum, and was involved in an attempted foundation of the UK version of the Tea Party movement.
Raheem ran a far-right campaign in support of Brexit as the editor in chief of Breitbart news. He was also one of the front-runners in the run for UKIP leadership. Two UKIP senior officials filed a complaint with the UK electoral commission over fears the party was making “unusual arrangements” with Breitbart.
Steve Bannon, who has a close relationship with the former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, served as executive chair of Breitbart at the time.