Kulveer Ranger

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Kulveer Singh Ranger
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Native name
ਕੋਲੀਵੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਰੇਂਜਰ
Born
ResidenceLondon, England
NationalityBritish
Alma materThe Bartlett School of Architecture University College London
OccupationManagement Consultant
Years active1999-Present
Known forDeveloping the Oyster Card and the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme for London
Political partyConservative Party
Board member ofCity Sikhs, Modern Britain

Kulveer Singh Ranger FRSA (Punjabi: ਕੋਲੀਵੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਰੇਂਜਰ) (born 1975) is a British Conservative politician and management consultant. [1]

Career[edit]

Ranger became a well known name after he was head hunted to become the Director for Transport Policy by Boris Johnson after Johnson won the Mayoral election in May 2008. His previous experience in implementing the Oyster card system for London was key in him becoming selected by Boris.[2]

In 2011, Ranger became the Director for Environment and Digital London and his work resulted in a record fall in bike thefts[3] in addition to a number of new electric car charging points in London to encourage a higher take up of electric vehicles.[4]

He is currently talks on digital transformation and works as a management consultant. [5] He is also a special adviser to UK government on digital strategy.[6]

Ranger is on the long list to be the Conservative party candidate for the next Mayor of London elections.[7] [8]

Family and early life[edit]

Ranger is a Sikh, born in Hammersmith in West London, the son of Indian parents. His grandfather Gurnam Singh Sahni set up the first British Asian newspaper The Punjab Times in the mid-sixties.[9]

Ranger gained an honours degree in architecture from University College London. He also has a business diploma from Kingston Business School.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Any questions for Kulveer Ranger? conservativehome August 2007
  2. ^ "Transport job for Sikh who set up Oyster card". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  3. ^ "Police record fall in bike thefts". BBC News. 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  4. ^ team, London SE1 website. "Electric car charging points now available in Magdalen Street and The Cut". London SE1. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  5. ^ "London 'on the precipice of digital change'". www.publicsectorexecutive.com. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  6. ^ "Cabinet Office special advisers' meetings, January to March 2017 - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  7. ^ Elliott, Matthew (2018-05-09). "Elections over, the Tories must find their next London mayor". Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  8. ^ Shipman, Tim (2018-06-03). "London mayoral election: Male, pale and stale candidates off the list". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  9. ^ "Tributes paid to gurdwara and Punjab Times founder - Eastern Eye". Eastern Eye. 2018-05-31. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  10. ^ "A future Tory Cabinet ... at least according to Tatler". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2018-06-28.

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