Anil Ruia Esq. OBE JP DL
Anil was born in Bombay, India and is a director at Botraco Limited, involved in various trading activities. In addition, Anil is the Chairman of Warren Tea Limited India, which is engaged in the business of growing, manufacture and sale of black tea. He has a law degree from King’s College, London and is a chartered accountant.
Anil and his wife Manju live in Didsbury. They have two grown up sons.
Anil has many external interests involving organisations in community, business, educational and charitable affairs. He is currently Chair of the Governing Body of the University of Manchester, a Board Member of Arts Council England and a member of the HEFCE Board. In the past Anil was a Board Member of the North West Development Agency, The North West Cultural Consortium, The Manchester Asian Business Forum, M2002 Limited, The Commonwealth Film Festival, a Trustee of National Museums Liverpool and a Governor of the Manchester Grammar School together with a non-executive directorship at Granada Television Limited.
In October 2002 was elected President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was awarded an OBE in January 2001 for services to business.
He enjoys football, rugby, reading and music.
Anil was appointed High Sheriff of Greater Manchester in 2010.