Heavenly Father, we thank you for Ralph Sultan. Thank you for his heart for people, his willingness to serve, his vision and leadership. May he experience fulfillment as he serves our province and may he find that rest comes easily to him when he needs it. Bless his family abundantly. In Jesus’ name, Amen…….
Ralph Sultan was elected to the BC Legislature to represent the riding of West Vancouver-Capilano 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 representative for a major international company before earning MBA, MA, and Ph.D. (Economics) degrees from Harvard University. In 1974 and 1975, Harvard University Press published his two-volume study of price fixing in the electrical industry.
Born in 1933, Ralph was raised in a family of ten in the Mt. Pleasant District of East Vancouver. He has lived on Vancouver’s North Shore since returning to B.C. in the 1990s. His wife of 43 years, Shirley, a surgical nurse and rehabilitation clinic entrepreneur, died suddenly in 1999. He has four children and five grandchildren. He enjoys boating, skiing and gardening.