Manju Ganeriwala, Deputy Secretary of Finance, STATE OF VIRGINIA

Manju Ganeriwala

Deputy Secretary of Finance

Manju Ganeriwala has over 22 years of experience in public and private sectors. In January 2006, she was appointed as the Deputy Secretary of Finance by Governor of Virginia, Timothy M. Kaine. In this capacity, Manju is a key advisor to the Governor on all financial matters of the state, including the crafting of the biennial state budget, issuing debt, retaining the “AAA” bond rating, and maintaining Virginia’s status as one of the best financially managed states. In addition, she is responsible for providing executive guidance and direction to the Departments of Taxation, Treasury, Planning and Budget, and Accounts. Prior to this, Manju was the Chief Financial Officer for the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services for six years. She directed the financial and administrative functions of Virginia’s Medicaid program which serves approximately 650,000 persons and has an annual budget of $5 billion. Before joining the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, Manju was an Associate Director at the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget for eight years and a Senior Analyst for six years. In that capacity, she provided advice on policy and fiscal issues, in the areas of Health and Human Services, Economic Development, and Natural Resources, to the Governor’s office and Cabinet Secretaries. Her earlier experience includes work with the East Ohio Gas Company in Cleveland and the City of Austin. Manju received a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree from the University of Bombay and a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.