He has been selected as a Conservative parliamentary candidate for Stratford-on-Avon, which is a trusted seat for the Tories. He is likely to file his nomination this weekend.
YouGov's chief innovation officer, Stephan Shakespeare, will take over as the CEO after the general election. He is already the joint CEO.
YouGov's chairman, Roger Parry, said that once the official election campaign begins, Nadhim will hand over all remaining executive tasks to Shakespeare.