Manju Ganeriwala--Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Virginia
With nearly 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors of finance, Manju Ganeriwala was appointed State Treasurer of Virginia by Governor Timothy M. Kaine effective January 1, 2009. Prior to her appointment, Ganeriwala served as Deputy Secretary of Finance in Governor Kaine's Cabinet. As Deputy Secretary, Ganeriwala was a key advisor to the Governor on all financial matters of the Commonwealth, including the crafting of the biennial state budget, issuing debt, retaining Virginia's "AAA" bond rating, and maintaining the Commonwealth's status as one of the best financially managed states.
As Treasurer of Virginia, Ganeriwala manages over $9 billion of the Commonwealth's investment portfolio. She oversees the issuance of bonds and management of debt in excess of $15 billion and provides the Commonwealth and its agencies with routine and specialized banking services. Ganeriwala also serves as the chairwoman of the Treasury Board, and is a member of ten other boards including, the Virginia Housing Development Authority, Virginia Port Authority, and the Virginia Resources Authority.
Ganeriwala's service to the Commonwealth includes her leadership role with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services where she served as the agency's Chief Financial Officer for six years. During her tenure with the agency, Ganeriwala directed the financial and administrative functions of Virginia's Medicaid program, which serves approximately 650,000 persons and has an annual budget of over $5 billion. She also oversaw the implementation of a new Medicaid Management Information System.
Ganeriwala also served in leadership positions at the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget where she served as the agency's Associate Director for eight years. Prior to assuming this role, Ganeriwala served the agency as a Senior Analyst for six years. In her capacity as Associate Director and Senior Analyst, she advised several Governors and their Cabinet officials on policy and fiscal issues in the areas of Health and Human Services, Economic Development, and Natural Resources. Her leadership experience also includes strategic planning and long-range forecasting for the East Ohio Gas Company in Cleveland.
Ganeriwala holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Bombay and a Master's in Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. A resident of Virginia since 1983,she resides in Henrico County. She and her husband Suri Ganeriwala have two children.