NRI Kulveer Ranger is included in
Boris Johnson’s honor list
Los Angeles, June 12, 2023
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Kulveer Singh Ranger were rewarded in former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s honors list, which came hours before he resigned as an MP. Significantly, the honor list is a tradition given to the outgoing Prime Ministers. This included 38 honorees and seven peers. It was approved by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak nine months after Johnson left office. Former Home Secretary Priti Patel was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, while former Director of Transport Ranger was promoted to the Lords.
Kulveer Singh Ranger was selected as the Director of Transportation Policy after Johnson won the mayoral election in May 2008.
Ranger thanking Johnson, wrote: tweet
“With great pride I can confirm that I have been promoted to the House of Lords.” This recognition is not just mine, but one I share with my family and friends, the Sikh community, and the many industry colleagues and Orthodox friends I have been happy to support and stand shoulder to shoulder with over the past 25 years.......Read More
Kulveer Ranger appointed London's top job as Director for Transport
London, May 14, 2008
Sant Parkash Singh
NRI Kulveer Ranger, 32, (Tory) has been appointed
as a Director of Transport policy by newly elected London Mayor,
Kulveer will lead on policy direction for Transport
on behalf of the Mayor. He will also oversee the relationship between
the GLA and TfL to ensure the delivery of the Mayor’s priorities.
He will be one of the 10 Mayoral Appointments.
London Mayor, Boris Johnson said:
“I am delighted to be able to announce Kulveer
as my Director for Transport Policy. He has vast experience in delivering
large projects with multiple stakeholders in both the public and
private sector, and has a reputation as a terrific motivator and
a leader with ceaseless energy.
“I am certain that Kulveer will be able to use his experience
in delivering the Oystercard in London to help me to deliver my
key transport commitments including implementing interactive bus
tracking, re-phasing London’s traffic lights and coordinating
a closer relationship between TfL and the private train companies
which currently serve London’s suburbs.”
Kulveer was the lead delivery manager of the Oystercard for London
in 2003 and led commercial negotiations on behalf of the Secretary
of State supporting the King’s Cross redevelopment, the procurement
of a £70m.
Kulveer has recently delivered a series of cooling solution packages
within a short timeframe for the London Underground and has led
a strategic review of major projects being delivered in Scotland
including the Edinburgh Tram Project, the Edinburgh Airport Rail
Link and Glasgow Airport Rail Link.
He has been an advisor to Shadow Secretary of State for the Dept
of Trade & Industry, Alan Duncan MP, and is currently Vice-Chairman
of the Conservative Party.
Kulveer said, ''I haven't always been conservative but I always
felt I didn't believe in a socialist ideology. I feel that the conservatives
believe in freedom of speech, advancing opportunity and maximizing
Ranger might be the first turbaned Sikh MP in UK
London, Dec. 10, 2006
Sant Parkash Singh
NRI Kulveer Ranger, 31 is one the active candidate
by Conservative party to contest in the British general elections.
In 2005, Kulveer got 2nd position by loosing to Ian McCartney of
Labour party. Although he did not win the seat but he is proud of
as great experience and huge challenge.
Mr. Ranger said: "I haven't always been Conservative but
I always felt I didn't believe in a socialist ideology. I feel that
the Conservatives believe in freedom of speech, advancing opportunity
and maximizing people's potential. This country has become an amazingly
accepting place. And the emergence of a star like cricketer Monty
Panesar has done a lot to help young Sikhs feel as part of this
Ranger is involved:
- In the Transport Policy Group and acts as adviser to Alan Duncan,
Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
- He got support for the Women's Association and adviser on the
Ethnic Diversity Council.
- He appears on Sky News and the BBC as a political commentator.
- He has a political column in the Asian Voice newspaper
He said, "I was really lucky I had a very balanced childhood,
I went to a school in Hammersmith where it was mixed with all races
and religions. I was blind to the fact that my friend was either
Jewish or Muslim, we just grew up together. Whatever happens in
the next few years I will always be part of the party, whether MP
or not. When you find something you have a passion for you have
to give back to society. I've been lucky in my life so why not give
something back to people who are not so lucky."
- NRI Kulveer Range, 31, was born and grew up in Middlesex. He
says his parents worked hard and struggled throughout his formative
- He is currently a senior management consultant for the Nichols
Group where he advises and manages projects for companies. He
was part of the core team responsible for the management and implementation
of the transport Oyster Card.
- Before his current profession Ranger worked in a variety of
roles from IT strategy, property development, and fashion to being
a resident DJ. After being spurred on by a friend he decided that
the experience gained from that work would be good grounding to
be a management consultant.
- Ranger originally decided to be an architect at an early age.
In 1996 he attained a degree in Architecture from the Bartlett
School of Architecture (University College of London). But it
was during that time that his career direction changed.
- I studied with some very talented people but I suddenly realized
I wanted to do something different. I didn't have the same passion
for architecture as some people on the course.
- Admiring great leaders of the time like Mikhail Gorbachev, Nelson
Mandela and Ghandi. He argues that there are not enough Black,
Asian and Oriental youngsters involved in politics.
- Challenging this Ranger regularly visits schools engaging young
people on the political system. This engagement he believes continues
throughout the Conservative Party.
- He writes a weekly column for a national Asian newspaper and
is happiest watching his beloved Tottenham Hotspur football team
– especially last season!
- Ranger had contested the Makerfield, Wigan, election in 2005,
Makerfield, The 2005 general election Votes Share
Ian McCartney, Labour 22,494 63.2
Conservative 4,345 12.2
Trevor Beswick, Liberal Democrat 3,789 10.7
Peter Franzen, Community Action Party 2,769 7.8
Dennis Shambley, British National Party 1,221 3.4
Gregory Atherton, UK Independence Party 962 2.7