Now that Ranjit Boparan has resigned as CEO of the 2 Sisters Food Group, attention is being focussed on his replacement. Of particular interest is the question whether his son should be his heir.
Antonio Singh Boparan, 30, is one of six managing directors at the Black Country food manufacturer which was founded by his father. The firm confirmed that Antonio is currently managing director of its subsidiary UK poultry (chicken) sites – and was appointed more than a year ago. He is ‘one of six’ subsidiary business MDs who run the various divisions of the business.
But 30-year-old Antonio has a chequered past.
Cerys Edwards was left brain damaged, paralysed and unable to breathe without a ventilator after his 4×4 smashed head on into her parents’ car in 2006. Antonio served six months of a 21-month sentence after being found guilty of dangerous driving. The court heard he was driving on the wrong side of Streetly Lane in Sutton Coldfield in his parents’ Range Rover. Eleven-month-old Cerys was left brain damaged, paralysed and unable to breathe without a ventilator after the incident – and died nine years later.
In 2015, the chicken empire heir was sentenced to twelve months in prison for his part in a brutal bar attack in Birmingham’s Brindley Place. Antonio Boparan was part of a group involved in a fight at the Nuvo bar which left victim Jarondeep Kooner blind in his left eye. He pleaded guilty to violent disorder and assault in the VIP room of the bar.