From Partition refugee camp to Wembley Honour in London: Inspiring journey of Rami Ranger

Mr. Raminder Ranger was honored with a Doctorate by the University of West London

Partition of India in 1971. Image source: by William Dalrymple

Mr. Raminder Ranger, who is also known as Rami Ranger was honored with a Doctorate by the University of West London on July 21, 2016, during the graduation ceremony in the iconic Wembley stadium. He was awarded for his contribution to business and philanthropy.

He was awarded for his contribution to business and philanthropy and was the honour was presented by Mr.Laurence Geller(Chancellor, University of West London) and Professor Peter John (Vice-chancellor, University of West London). Ms Luna Sidhu, Director of development and alumni relation) further read the citation, mentioned article.

The citation highlighted his early days, his family situation, the problems he faced and the how he overcame all the hurdles to make it big. Mr. Rami’s childhood started in a refugee camp in post-partition India. He had lost his father in the turmoil of partition and his mother had managed to escape with her eight children. Raising children during such a hard time was a herculean task. Even though she worked endlessly, she barely could manage the basics.

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Dr. Rami Ranger Receiving The MBE (Member of The British Empire) For Services To British Business From HRH Prince Of Wales. Image source:
Dr. Rami Ranger Receiving The MBE (Member of The British Empire) for Services To British Business from HRH Prince Of Wales. Image source:

According to, his brothers joined the army, but Mr. Rami went to the UK in search of a better lifestyle. It is never easy to adjust and get going at first, Mr. Rami faced the same. Eventually, he started working at KFC as a chef, a very dedicated and hard working one. These traits of him were very noticeable and helped him grow in the organization from a chef to a District manager. He further worked with other corporate-like McCain and Dixons. These roles helped him gain a good experience in operations and management which further helped him set up his own freight forwarding business in Hayes. He started off with a capital of merely nothing.

Because of his trait of hard work and good work ethics, he always aimed for customer satisfaction which in turn helped him grow in no time. After the success of Sea Air and Land Forwarding, he entered into the business of international distribution in the fast moving consumer goods with Sun Mark. They supplied British food and beverages to companies in other markets. Sun Mark flourished and was soon the Queen Award winner for 5 consecutive years for Enterprise in International Trade. The company has above 100 employees and is worth over 200 million pounds, mentioned article.

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Mr. Rami apart from being a smart business man is also a caring and compassionate human being. He has contributed a lot towards the society and helped his fellow citizens. After the 7/7 bombings, Mr. Rami organized forums for better understanding between different communities. He also supports a lot of charities like Princes’ Trust to Cancer Research UK. The University of West London is one of the educational institutions he supports.

Mr. Rami even after achieving so much, is a very down to earth person .He owes his success to his mother. He strongly believes and also recommends the five values- self-respect, good work ethics, commitment, vision and empathy to be the pillars of his life and success.

– prepared by Rasika Iyer of NewsGram. Twitter: @Rasikaiyer93