Cardiff Entrepreneur Raj Aggarwal, Managing Director of the Aggarwal Group, has been appointed a Trustee of Wales Millennium Centre.
Raj qualified from the Welsh School of Pharmacy in 1972 and worked for Boots plc in senior management until 1983, during which time he managed various large stores in UK. Raj is an advisor on various Health and Pharmaceutical Committees, a member of the Ministerial Pharmacy Strategic Delivery Group and Health Wales Columnist for the Western Mail. Last year he received the UK Pharmacy Business Entrepreneur of the Year award 2010 and this year was honoured with the Welsh Chemist Review special award for “outstanding contribution to Pharmacy.”
Raj has freely given of his time to philanthropic activity in Wales and is Chairman of Kidney Wales Foundation, where he has helped raise over £1 million to support renal research, benefitting patients across Wales and aided the launch of the first Wales organ donation campaign ‘Donate Wales – Tell a loved One,’ leading to an increase by 126000 people joining the organ donor register. He also supports the George Thomas Hospice and is a special advisor to India Centre and the Hindu Cultural Association (Wales). He is also the Board Director of Cardiff Business club and Wales International Business Council
Raj was awarded an OBE in 2007 for services to pharmacy, the Asian community and charitable services.
‘I am proud and honoured to be on the Board of this world-class and iconic Wales Millennium Centre. I have visited the Centre regularly with guests since it opened in 2004 and have always been impressed with its offerings of the very best opera, ballet and musical theatre productions in excellent surroundings.
Having now met the Board and the Executive team, I am particularly impressed with their aim of offering a first rate customer experience and to ‘bring the best of the world to Wales and to showcase the best of Wales to the world’.
I hope, I can contribute to the prosperity of this landmark facility.’
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|Friday, June 24, 2011|