"Mr. Roy is a
capable and benevolent young man doing
magnificently what many today deem impossible. He's doing battle
with the entrenched, arrogant leftists and hawkers of political
corruption who are doing their worst to destroy education in this
country. It's easy to get discouraged about the young people
today. Let's not forget that there are independent, productive
young men like Anirban Roy out there." --
S. Michael McMillen, Columnist for The New Australian (1997).
The finer things in life include a Cohiba Cuban Cigar and a Moscow Mule with friends.
I was born on May 19, 1978 to Dr. Ajit K. and Mrs. Archana Roy in Brazil. I think I have led an awesome life so far, and I think I have accomplished a lot so far in life. I was had an amazing childhood, had my "15 seconds of fame" while being on Mr. Roger's as a kid, was an excellent student in my primary and secondary schooling, went to a top 50 university, and have had a great professional life since graduating from college. Moreover, I am a world traveler, and I am one that enjoys the finer things in life.
My motto in life is to live life to the fullest. We were put on
this Earth to enjoy each and every
single day. Life is precious. I am a
conservative, and I believe in upholding family values and morality as
well as fiscal responsibility for the government.
Life began for me in a small town in Brazil called Ipatinga in Minas
Gerais. My dad was in Brazil
doing consulting for a Japanese steel company in Minas Gerais.
After seven short months in Brazil, my parents came back to North
America. I grew up in the United States since I was seven months
old, and I
am a proud US Citizen. My parents said life in Brazil was pretty
laid back and not bad for a developing nation. My parents had a
nice high rise
apartment with a seperate servants quarter for our live in maid and my
nanny. My father went on to get his doctorate in engineering from
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After
completing his Ph.D in near record time, we relocated to Canton, Ohio
where a brand new life began for my parents and me.
I was selected to play my guitar and show the viewers at home how to learn a musical instrument on an episode of Mister Roger's Neighborhood in 1989.
I have lived throughout this great nation of ours including Ohio,
Texas, New Hampshire, Nevada, and California. I had a great
childhood in Ohio and Pennyslyvania attending private Catholic
school and growing up in a custom made English Tudor house which took
over a year to build. Moreover, I was
even on Mister
Roger's Neighborhood where I played
my guitar. I was spoiled as a child since I was an only child for
most of my childhood. Living all over the United
States has been a blessing. I have made friends from all over the
country, and I have got to experience all the diverse accents, local
traditions, and weather across the country. I paticularly loved
living in Texas! My "y'all" still comes out every now and
then. To this day, I am still a Cowboys, Mavericks,
and Rangers fan. The Stars moved to Dallas after we had left, but
my NHL loyalties lie with them too. I was
captain of the Whiz Kids team in 8th grade (yeah, I know kind of
nerdy!) Furthermore, I got into extemporaranous speaking in
Plano, and I won
third place at the Plano City Championship during my first
I was not as active as a child as I am now. I mostly stayed indoors and played Nintendo (yeah the original one) and watched all the great 80s sitcoms like Growing Pains, Full House, Cosby Show, Perfect Strangers, etc. Some of my favorite cartoons included Duck Tales, Transformers, He-Man, G.I. Joe, and Beverly Hills Teen Club. I was also a big Lego person, and I built "the Kingdom Of Legoland," which was run by King Exxon (Exxon was my favorite oil company when I grew up). I was not like most kids. I liked watching Stuart Varney and his financial show, monitored the stock market, and following politics. I would read the Statesman's Yearbook each summer too and find out as much as I could about foreign governments. When I did go outdoors, I played tennis and batmitton with my dad, baseball with some of the neighborhood kids, and mini golf. I tried some winter activities since we lived on the East Coast like ice skating, but I never got that one down.
My brother, Angsuman, was born in 1990. At first, I was not happy
losing "only child" status, but I am close with brother today.
My brother and I did an awesome tour of England, Scotland, and France
in 2012 visiting most of the famous sites including Buckingham Palace,
Big Ben, Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Versailles, Edinbourgh Castle,
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford among others and staying at very
nice properties like the Trianon Palace (Waldorf Astoria) in
Versailles. My brother joined me on a cruise to the Bahamas as
well in 2012 with some of my friends and my mother. We also went
on a tour of Ireland in 2016-17 during New Year's. He was also
the best man at my wedding in 2018.
I love to travel! However, I am pretty spoiled so I travel in style. Whether it is first class air travel or staying in the top luxury hotels like the Waldorf Astoria chain, I make sure I am comfortable when I visit places.
I have traveled all over the United States and the world. Traveling is a big passion for me, and I am fortunate to work for an European company which gives me over five weeks of vacation each year! I have been to the England, Scotland, France, Hong Kong, Macau, The Bahamas, Belize, Japan, Turks & Caicos Islands, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, The Netherlands, Iceland, Ireland, Denmark, Croatia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Germany, Singapore, India, Peru, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Turks & Caicos Islands, and Aruba. I have been to almost all of the states including Hawaii, Alaska, Florida, and New York. At last count, I have been to 45 states. Some annual trips I make include a winter getaway to Sun Valley, Idaho and a fun weekend with the guys in Phoenix for Texas Rangers Spring Training.
In 1992, I lived overseas briefly when my dad was doing a consulting venture in Asia for a major conglomerate. The company kept us in a huge bungalow with armed guards, and we also had a full staff of servants to tend to our needs. We were served "high tea" on the veranda overlooking the lush gardens, and we had a person to do every little task you can imagine - even someone that came by in the morning and shined our shoes for us. We also had a great crew of chefs prepare both Western and Eastern dishes for us. They even made homemade ice cream for us. It was an interesting experience.
High school was cool. I went to three high schools in three
different states. Highlights of freshman year included going out
with my first girlfriend, Katey (a cheerleader), the
school dances, our 9th grade graduation ceremony and dance, and my
going away party. My class was very small in New Hampshire so we
all "graduated" from that school since they did not have any grades
beyond 9th grade.
We had less than a hundred students in our grade. I was
also in both the plays that year at my school including playing Johnny
Steele in "Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis."
In Nevada, I was the Southern Region Vice President of FBLA. As a state officer and presiding officer of the Southern Region Leaadership Conference, I am about to bring the conference to order after a welcome ceremony.
I started to get heavily involved in leadership roles and extra-curricular activities in Las Vegas at Cimarron-Memorial High School. I was in National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and French Club, serving as President of FBLA and Vice President of French Club. I was also the Southern Region Vice President for Nevada FBLA during my junior year. Some of my accomplishments in Nevada included creating a Southern Region Leadership Council made up of two representatives from each high school that had an FBLA Chapter. The Southern Region Leadership Council met once a month throughout the valley to plan and organize leadership development and community service projects for the area. Moreover, I hosted the Southern Region Leadership Conference with the help of several then and current Nevada State Assemblymen (all of whom are Republican). I had workshop presenters from all different kinds of industry to help high school students plan out their future career goal. Moreover, we had guest speakers from UNLV and the local Hotel & Gaming Industry. I received straight "A's" for most of my high school career in Las Vegas. I took all of the honors and AP level classes that were offered at my school. I became a country music fan after living in Las Vegas.
After moving to California, I attended Livermore High School. I was elected President of both French Club and FBLA shortly after moving there. That goes to show that I am a natural born leader. I was a member of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) also. Other highlights of my time in Livermore included my Senior Year - ditch day in Santa Cruz, senior ball (prom), senior picnic, and Grad Nite at Disneyland. Out of all my high school experiences, I liked Livermore the least. Most of the students and faculty were quite liberal, not to mention 49er fans. I was a Cowboy fan in 9er country! Although, I did enjoy watching my Beloved Superbowl Dallas Cowboys win the Superbowl during my senior year and rubbing it in to the 9er fans. I was also not too impressed with the quality of the liberal CTA union teachers in California. They tended to inflict their own liberal viewpoints on the students and did not provide a medium for a fair and balanced political discourse in the classroom.
I started college in 1996 at the University of California at
Davis, which was ranked #42 in the country out of all the universities
and colleges. I majored in International Relations and Political
Science. I changed majors several times like the typical college
student. I started
off as a Computer Engineering major, but I did not like the math and
sciences or the extensive programming. I thought about other
such as Computer Science, Economics, and Managerial Economics also.
However, I liked International Relations since it incorporated
several disciplines into one major including political science,
history, economics, and foreign language. College was
awesome! It was a great time to meet
new people and experience lots of new things.
Here is a picture of some of my fraternity brothers with our "coaches" from Delta Gamma sorority for their charity event, Anchor Splash. It is a swimming pool based competition.
I achieved a lot in college. I was a founding father in my
fraternity, Phi Beta Lambda. We were one of the twenty national
fraternities affiliated with the Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC).
I served as Chapter President for four years, and lived at our
fraternity house for one year. I also served as State President
and Vice President for
the state organization of the fraternity. Living in our
fraternity house was one of my best college experiences. We had
the house also including exchanges with sororities, rush events, and
parties. Our Spring Fling 2K Party was one of the best parties of
Spring Quarter 2000. Being in Phi Beta Lambda has been a great
experience. We also participated in philanthrophy events with the
Panhellenic sororites such as "Kickin With the Chi Os" soccer
tournament and Delta Gamma's "Anchor Splash." I met many people
who I consider my best
friends. Most of us from the fraternity still keep
in touch today, and we hang out regularly. We also had ski trips
also to Lake Tahoe. I never quite mastered skiing however.
DCR Chairman Anirban Roy presiding over the meeting on campus. They presented that gavel to me for my service to the organization.
I got into politics after attending UC Davis. I served as Chairman of Davis College Republicans after the end of my freshman year. That alone was an honor to be trusted to lead such an important organization after only one year in college. I think I have always emerged as a good leader, and I earn people's trust as a fair and trusted leader in whatever organization I have served in. Moreover, I served on the state board for California College Republicans for four years including holding the #2 position as Executive Vice Chairman. After graduating from UC Davis, I was asked to remain on the California College Republicans State Board as the PAC President. I have managed local political campaigns and served as county coordinators for statewide races. I also served as Northern California Youth Chairman for Quayle 2000. I founded a chapter of YAF at UC Davis, a conservative student organization. I was appointed to the State board of YAF as the Northern California Chairman in 1999. In 1998, I was elected to the Yolo County Republican Central Committee as the youngest member during the 1998 June Primary Election. I am a fiscal and social conservative.
I officially graduated from UC Davis in March of 2001 with my double major as planned. I miss my college years, which I feel have been the greatest years of my life up until I got into my chosen profession. Moreover, I think I got the complete college experience. I experienced Greek life with my fraternity, was Chairman of College Republicans, Chairman of YAF, founded other campus organizations, was a campus leader, and also served on the state boards for various college level organizations including holding the #2 position with the California College Republicans. Greek life was awesome - participating in fraternity exchanges, road trips, playing IM sports, and throwing amazing parties. In addition, I was on the Dean's Honor List and elected into the Order of Omega, a Greek Honor Society for only the top 3% of Greeks in the country.I have had a great deal of professional work experience as well during my collegiate years. While many college students are forced to work "odd jobs," I was fortunate to have worked on a more professional level at prestigious internships. I worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab for two summers of my college tenure designing web pages and doing computer programming for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Working at the lab, I gained a good deal of real world experience. I had my own private office and was respected for my talents. The lab does a good job of treating their student employees as equals and not interns. Lawrence Livermore National Lab is very selective in who they select for these paid summer internships, and most of the candidates come from top institutions such as MIT or Stanford. It was quite humbling to be considered among the best college talent pool when I was selected to work there at the end of my freshman year.
I left Schering-Plough in 2010 as the dust settled on the big merger
between Merck and Schering-Plough to create the world's 2nd largest
pharmaceutical company with a decent "golden parachute." The
offered us a nice departure package along with all our stock options
that were still to be vested. At first, I went to ADP as a Major
Accounts District Manager. However, after about 12 weeks, I
realized that a pharmaceutical representative can not be happy outside
of pharma. As a result, I was able to get
back into pharmaceutical sales with Boehringer-Ingelheim
Pharmaceuticals in June of 2010 through Inventiv Health, the industry
for providing consulting solutions for sales, marketing, and clinical
research to pharmaceutical companies. I missed pharma too
much! Some of the highlights of this position included launching
the first oral anticoagulant for NVAF in 55 years as well as being the
leader for Inventiv's Circle of Excellence award as well as receiving
High Meets Expectations on all reviews.
As I grow older, I tend to be more
adventurous. I enjoy water sports and snorkling (especially in
the Caribbean). Moreover, I have done parasailing over the
Caribbean in Cancun as
well as flew a Cessna C172 with a pilot friend of mine. In
addition, I love boating, white water rafting, and hiking around the
national parks also. I did ziplining in Puerto Vallarta,
Mexico too. I
joined a COED softball team in 2012
to experience a sport similiar to baseball, which I love
watching. I did very good in softball despite not playing
before. My batting average was very high, and I made some crucial
outs while being a 2nd and 3rd baseman. I also started golf
lessons in 2012. In 2013, I tried cross country skiing and snow
shoeing at the Resort at Squaw Valley for the first time ever. I
have also done white water rafting on the American River also. In
2014, I tried snowboarding for the first in Banff, Canada.
I like to consider myself a foodie. I love trying out new
restaurants around the world and cuisines. For the most part, I
have been to most
of the top restaurants around the country - from Commander's Palace in
New Orleans to Spago's in Las Vegas to Bouchon in Yountville.
Another place I like is Fogo de Chao in Beverly Hills. I love
Brazilian BBQ! Living so close to Napa, I
have been to pretty much all the hot spots up there including Redd,
Press, and Cole's Chop House. I love sushi (the rawer and fresher
the better)! I could almost eat it everyday. When traveling
in the Caribbean or South America, I recommend the Argentine grass fed
Tenderloin. I have also been to some great restaurants in Europe
too. In Paris, I recommend Le Moulin de Galette located near
Montmarte. In Edinbourgh, I recommend Angels with Bagpipes for
their awesome Scottish Lamb. In London, Veeraswami is by far the
best Indian restaurant I have been to. Going back to Las Vegas, I
would say Bazaar Meat is the best meat restaurant that I have been to
ever. Moreover, I love Nobu and Sushi Samba in Las Vegas as
well. On the island of Providenciales in Turks & Caicos, I
highly recommend Coco Bistro. My favorite
domestic wines are from the Stag's Leap area of the Napa Valley.
I also love Far Niente and Rombauer. I also enjoy a good scotch
or whisky. Jameson and Ginger is my usual drink of choice when
hanging out at my favorite bar or club. Although, I am also big
on Bulleit and diet. I like small batch bourbons. I don't
smoke, but I
enjoy the occasional cigar when hanging out with my buddies. As
far as cooking at home, we started subscribing to Blue Apron in 2017 to
make life easier for my wife and me. They send us three
nutrious and delicious meals each week which can be prepared very
Joy and I are enjoying the "Drop In & Drinks" social at the Natomas Racquet Club. Hey, beer is heart healthy too from what I hear. LOL.
I am a strong believer in wellness and living a healthy
lifestyle. I work out for at least thirty minutes daily at my
local gym. However, I am also a member of the Natomas Racquet
Club where I play tennis and racquetball in addition to attending fun
social events. For the most
part, I keep a positive outlook on life always and don't stress out
about things. I also have regular massage therapy from the best
therapist I've ever had at Massage Envy since 2010. One has to
take care of
themselves! Skincare is also something I strongly believe
in. I get regular microdermabrasions from my therapist at a local
spa. In addition, I swear by skin care products from Philosophy,
Peter Thomas Roth, Lab Series, and Clarin's Mens.
I am also a techie too. My house is full of the latest gadgets
and toys. I like to stay up to date with technology. All my
PCs are custom designed and built by myself including my state of the
art main PC. I built a media center PC for downstairs too.
I am a PC/Windows guy when it comes to my computers, but I am an iPhone
and iPad user when it comes to mobile devices.
Furthermore, I have three home theatre systems, and I
added a 3D plasma TV to my collection in 2012 and a 4K TV for my
bedroom in 2017. One of my latest
gadgets that I recommend to people is the WD Mybook Live network hard
drive. It attaches to your home network and streams media files
and documents to iPhones, iPads, and other devices even when you are
not at home. Music streams really fast on it!