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MLA Ralph Sultan, West Vancouver-Capilano

Lord, we thank You for MLA Ralph Sultan and his many years of service. You have graced him with a full life. May he be strengthened and renewed as he rests and takes time with his children and grandchildren this summer. Let him find Your peace in all he does. May he know you love him. In Jesus name, Amen……

Ralph Sultan was elected in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017. He is currently a member of the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts. Ralph is an economist, educator and businessperson who also maintains registration as a professional engineer (P.Eng.). Graduating from UBC in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Ralph worked as a technical sales rep before earning MBA, MA, and Ph.D. (Economics) degrees from Harvard University. He then served as Assistant and Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University, for nine years. He worked for The Royal Bank of Canada for almost ten years as Chief Economist; then Senior Vice President, Marketing in Montreal, and subsequently Senior Vice President, Global Energy and Minerals Group in Calgary. Between 1980 and 2000, Ralph held senior officer and director positions in a variety of financial, mining, forestry and technology sector companies. In the 1990s, after returning to B.C., Ralph served as President of a joint venture and engaged in the development of a fibreboard mill in Williams Lake. Born in 1933, Ralph was raised in a family of ten in East Vancouver. He has lived on Vancouver’s North Shore since returning to B.C. His wife of 43 years, Shirley, a surgical nurse and rehabilitation clinic entrepreneur, died in 1999. He has four children and five grandchildren.