Sir Ron Kalifa Knighted in Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Honours List


June 2, 2022

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We are thrilled to learn that Ron Kalifa has has been Knighted in Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Honours List for services to the financial services industry.

Sir Rohinton Minoo “Ron” Kalifa OBE is a British entrepreneur. He is chairman of Network International, and formerly served as Chief Executive Officer of Worldpay Group for over ten years from 2002 to 2013 and then continued as Vice Chairman. He was appointed an OBE in the Queen’s New Year 2018 Honours List for financial services and technology.[1] 

Sir Ron Kalifa is an active member of the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe and a big supporter of Zoroastrian organizations in the UK and around the world.


Ron is a renowned strategic and operational leader in the field of digital and financial services, serving as Chair of Network International, a FTSE company, and of FutureLearn.

In June 2019, he was appointed to the Court of Directors of the Bank of England and is also a member of the Council of Imperial College, London. Previously, he led Worldpay, a leading technology payments company, for over 10 years and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year 2018 Honours List, for services to financial services and technology.

Sir Ron Kalifa said: “It is a huge honour and privilege to receive this recognition from the Queen. None of this would have been possible without the support of those closest to me throughout my life, not least my family, friends and colleagues.

“I’m fortunate to have worked in positions which I’m very passionate about, and I hope that I have made a difference, both in the boardroom and on the field. Sport in particular has the power to change lives and I look forward to continuing to make a positive impact in future.”

Martin Darlow, ECB Interim Chair said: “It is fantastic to see Ron’s achievements and hard work recognised with this honour. Ron has been a huge asset to the ECB Board since his appointment, using his significant expertise for the benefit of cricket and on behalf of the ECB I’d like to congratulate him on his knighthood.”