Mr Anil Kumar Ruia aged 58, is a Non Executive Chairman – Non Independent. He holds a law degree from King’s College, London and is a chartered accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is currently looking after the Company as a whole. He is engaged in the business of growing, manufacture and sale of black tea.
Mr Ruia has many external interests involving organizations in community, business, educational and charitable affairs. He is currently the chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of Manchester, a Board Member of Higher Education Funding Council in England (“Hefce”) and until recently a Board Member of Arts Council England. In the past Mr Ruia was a Board Member of the North West Development Agency, the Manchester Asian Business Forum, M2002 Limited, National Museums Liverpool, The Manchester Grammar School and The Commonwealth Film Festival 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, and is a past High Sherriff of Greater Manchester.
Mr Akhil Kumar Ruia aged 32, is a Executive – Non Independent Director. He holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A and Master Degree in Management from the London School of Economics, U.K. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked at Barclays Capital in London, U.K.
He has his expertise in Specific Functional Areas of Finance, Administration and General Corporate Areas.
/ MR. AKHIL RUIA
/ MR. ANIL KUMAR RUIA
Mr Ankit Govind Ruia aged 27, is a Whole Time Director and Non-Independent Director. He holds a degree in Law from the University of Oxford, U.K. He is a qualified solicitor in the Courts of England and Wales and practised law at Linklaters LLP, in London and Singapore. He has also worked in the retail division of Future Group, Mumbai and has marketing experience.
He has his expertise in Specific Functional Areas of Law, Marketing and Corporate Administration.
/ MR. ANKIT RUIA
/ MR. AJAY KUMAR SINGH
Mr Ajay Singh aged 67, is a Whole Time Director and Non-Independent Director. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Calcutta University and has achieved a landmark in the Tea, Coffee and Real Estate Sector. Currently he is acting as the wholetime director of the Company and looking after all the business operation of the Tea Estates.
In 31 years of his diversified experience, Mr Singh has worked with Rungamattee Tea & Ind Ltd., Mazbat Tea Estate Ltd of Kejriwal Group of Companies before joining Warren Tea Ltd. as Chief Operating Officer of James Warren Tea Division. He has now been appointed as Executive Director of James Warren Tea Limited. He has helped the industry with innovative ideas in manufacturing, marketing, administrative skills and how to evolve with the changing environment.
He has served Assam Branch Indian Tea Association (ABITA) for 15 years and was the chairman of the Association in 2006. He was the committee member of Planter Society of Eastern India and served the society as Hony. Secretary for 3years (2009-12). He was also nominated as Panel Inspector of Tea Board and was a member of Area Scientific Committee of Tea Research Association.
Mr Harshvardhan Saraf is a Non-Executive and Independent Director. He has completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with Cum Laude honors from Babson College in the year 2013. He belongs to a reputed industrial family which is in tea industry for more than 30 years.