The board of Boparan Holdings, the holding company of 2 Sisters Food Group, comprises of a president, a chairman, executive directors and non-executive directors.
Ranjit is President of Boparan Holdings Limited. He founded the business in 1993 and has more than 25 years’ experience in the food industry. Ranjit is particularly skilled at growing businesses, both organically and through acquisition. Notable acquisitions include Northern Foods and Brookes Avana in 2011. Ranjit and his wife Baljinder Boparan are the sole shareholders of Boparan Holdings, the holding company for 2 Sisters Food Group.
A Dutch national, Ronald has over 20 years of experience at global FMCG companies. Ronald joined Procter & Gamble in 1996 and held various marketing and commercial roles in North America and Europe. In 2002 he moved to Nestle in Switzerland and after several GM roles in the dairy sector, became Nestle CEO and market head for the business in Austria and Slovenia in 2009. Ronald joined Muller as UK CEO in 2012, leading the turnaround and transformation of the business, and was subsequently appointed Global CEO in 2015.
A graduate of the Said Business School, Craig started his career as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and then had commercial finance roles with Whitbread and Tesco, before joining 2 Sisters in 2010, becoming Finance Director, UK Poultry in 2012. He played a major role in the £346m acquisition of Northern Foods in 2011 and the £80m acquisition of the UK-arm of Vion Foods in 2013. He left 2 Sisters in 2016 to start online home delivery meals business Thyme, of which Craig is still a director, but now operates with a new management team. He re-joined 2 Sisters in April 2018 as Finance Director, UK & Ireland.
Baljinder Boparan founded the business with her husband Ranjit in 1993. Together they are the sole shareholders of Boparan Holdings, the holding company for 2 Sisters Food Group. Baljinder also plays a major role as a trustee of the Boparan Charitable Trust- raising significant sums to help disabled and disadvantaged children throughout the UK.
Charles is Chairman of the Board and brings a wealth of experience to the role from a range of retail and consumer business sectors, including food, hotels, entertainment, music and media. He has held the role of Chief Executive at ITV plc, Granada Group plc, Granada Media plc and Compass Group and was Chairman of Forte Group and EMI. He has also served as a non executive director of Tesco plc. Charles is currently Chairman of Global Radio, a senior adviser to Goldman Sachs and Chairman of the ISS Group. He was Vice Chairman of the London 2012 Bid and on the Board of LOCOG (London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games 2012).
Alex Russo is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. He is an experienced retail executive having worked for 25 years across the UK, Europe, Asia and America, covering listed multinationals, private equity and privately-owned companies.
Current Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at Wilko, he was previously Senior Vice-President at Walmart, serving as UK CFO for Asda for five years until 2018. Prior to this, he held senior leadership roles at Tesco and Kingfisher plc, both in the UK and internationally.
David is a non executive director, a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Safety & Governance Committee. From 2000 to 2009 David was Group Director of Technology at Marks & Spencer plc. He is a visiting professor in the Centre for Food Security at the University of Reading, Chartered Scientist and President of the Institute of Food Science and Technology. David is currently the Chairman of food safety and compliance specialist Acoura, Trustee and past Chairman of the British Nutrition Foundation Ltd; a non exec director of British Retail Consortium Trading Ltd and a member of Council and chair of audit committee of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.
Ros Rivaz is a non-executive director and a member of the audit and remuneration committees. She has held significant sourcing and supply chain responsibilities in her career, and has deep experience of the food and drinks sector with spells at Tate & Lyle, Premier Foods and Diageo. She is currently non-executive director of FSTE 250 Rexam plc and is its Remuneration Committee Chair, and is Deputy Chair of the Council of the University of Southampton, where she also holds an honorary doctorate. Previous appointments include Chief Officer for Smith & Nephew plc until 2014 and senior management positions at ExxonMobil and ICI.