April 1949 (age 69)|
|Alma mater||College of Engineering, Guindy|
|Occupation||Vice-chairman, Essar Group|
|Net worth||$5.6 billion (jointly with brother, June 2017)|
|Relatives||Shashi Ruia (brother)|
Ruia has played an important role in steering the Essar Group to its pre-eminent position. Among the industrialists who has bought India’s renaissance Ravi Ruia is said to be one of them. He started his career with his family business and worked with Shashi Ruia, his elder brother. Essar Group is a multinational conglomerate and a leading player in the sectors of steel, oil and gas, power, communications, shipping, ports and logistics, projects and minerals. With operations in more than 20 countries across five continents, the group employs 75,000 people, with revenues of US$17 billion.
It is projected that in FY 2017-18, the aggregated revenues of the portfolio companies is US$15 billion. The international standards of safety, health, environmental protection and corporate governance are maintained by the companies which operate with more than 50 assets across the globe. Essar businesses in the telecom, BPO and oil & gas sectors have involved more than $30 billion in Foreign Direct Investment by monetizing its portfolio to global majors, like Vodafone, Rosneft and Trafigura. Essar Energy completed the transaction for the sale of Essar Oil to Rosneft and a consortium led by Trafigura & UCP at an enterprise valuation of US$12.9 billion. This transaction represents Russia’s largest ever foreign investment, as well as India’s largest Foreign Direct Investment.He was the 12th richest person living in the UK, as in the Sunday Times Rich List 2011.Ruia managed Essar’s globalization plans, including new ventures in South East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He has received Business India Businessman of the Year Award 2010.
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