Anita Anand ( Politician ) : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Career

Anita Anand is a Canadian lawyer and politician who has served as the minister of national defense know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Career

Anita Anand ( Politician ) : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Career
Anita Anand
  Bio
Name Anita Anand
Birthdate ( Age) 1967 
Place of Birth Kentville, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner John
Children Four
Parents Saroj D. Ram ( Mother ) ,  S.V. (Andy) Anand
Education Wadham CollegeUniversity of TorontoQueen's UniversityDalhousie University
Profession Minister of Public Services and Procurement of Canada
Net Worth $1 Million - $2 Million
Last Update October 2021

Anita Anand is a Canadian lawyer and politician who has served as the minister of national defence since 2021.She is the first Indian Canadian of a Hindu background to become a federal minister in Canada. 

She has represented the riding of Oakville in the House of Commons since the 2019 federal election, sitting as a member of the Liberal Party. Anand previously served as minister of public services and procurement from 2019 to 2021. 

Early Life and Family

Anita Anand was born in Kentville, Nova Scotia. Her parents were both physicians; her mother Saroj D. Ram was an anesthesiologist, and her father S.V. (Andy) Anand was a general surgeon. Her father was from Tamil Nadu and her mother was from Punjab.Anand has two sisters: Gita Anand, who is an employment lawyer in Toronto, and Sonia Anand, who is a medical doctor and researcher at McMaster University.

The family relocated to Ontario in 1985 and Anand and her husband John raised their family in Oakville. The couple has four children.Anand holds four degrees: a bachelor of arts (honours) in political studies from Queen's University; a bachelor of arts in Jurisprudence from Wadham College, Oxford University; a bachelor of laws from Dalhousie University; and a master of laws from the University of Toronto. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994.Anand has held academic positions at Yale, Queen's University and Western University. Before her election, Anand was a law professor at the University of Toronto.

Anita Anand Husband

Anita Anand is married with Husband John.The couple have four children tgether and currently she lives with her family in Oakville, Ontario for 17 years.

Anita Anand Net Worth

Anita Anand is a Canadian lawyer and politician served as the minister of national defence has an estimated Net Worth around $1 Million - $2 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Anand is an expert in corporate governance, investor rights, and financial market regulation. Since her election, Anand has been on leave from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.Anand began her legal career as an associate at Torys from 1994 to 1997 , after articling at Torys from 1992–1993. 

She then pursued her teaching career by serving as assistant professor from 1997–1999 at the Faculty of Law of Western University.In 1999, she became assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at Queen's University, obtaining tenure and advancing to the rank of associate professor in 2003.

On September 17, 2019 it was announced that Anand would receive the Yvan Allaire Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. The medal is bestowed annually for an outstanding contribution in governance of private and public organizations.The Society stated that Anand's research "significantly altered global thinking about best practices for boards of directors, including the importance of diversity on boards".

On June 12, 2019, Anita Anand won the Liberal nomination for the riding of Oakville, Ontario, after the incumbent John Oliver announced that he would not run in the 2019 election.She defeated former member of Provincial Parliament Kevin Flynn and lawyer Tamur Shah for the nomination.On October 21, 2019, Anand won the riding of Oakville with 30,265 votes.

Beginning in the summer of 2020, Canada executed agreements for seven leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates,as well as the supplies that are needed to package and administer those vaccines on behalf of the provinces and territories.The federal government’s initial target was to receive a sufficient supply of vaccines to immunize all Canadians with two doses by September 30, 2021,but they surpassed its target two months ahead of schedule, receiving a cumulative total of more than 66.4 million vaccines by the end of July 2021.

On October 26, 2021, Anand was sworn in as Minister of National Defence at Rideau Hall. She is only the second woman in Canadian history to take on the role of national defence minister, after former prime minister Kim Campbell in the 1990s.