Harpal Singh

Harpal Singh Mentor & Chairman Emeritus

Mentor & Chairman Emeritus, Fortis Healthcare Limited;

Harpal Singh is recognized as a thinker and speaker on healthcare and other issues on the social agenda. He has a diverse and wide-ranging experience (of over 40 years) in the corporate sector.  In the last decade he has substantially been engaged with the not for profit sector and holds senior board level positions in National and International organizations.

Currently he is the Mentor & Chairman Emeritus and a member of the Board of Directors of Fortis Healthcare Limited, Fortis Clinical Research Limited, Religare Enterprises Ltd., and SRL Diagnostics Ltd. He is also Director of Impact Projects Private Ltd and was Non Executive Chairman of India’s largest Pharmaceutical Company, Ranbaxy.

He is and has been associated with school education for over 30 years and has served at the Board level with some of India’s most renowned schools which include The Doon School, The Scindia School, The Shriram School, The Yadavindra Public Schools and Salwan Public Schools.  He was a member of the National Round Table on School Education, a member of the Executive Committee and of the Governing Council of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), a member of the Board of the Delhi Red Cross Society, a member of the Board of Governors of NIIT University, a member of India-UK Round Table and India-US Strategic dialogue.  He is a Trustee of Indian National Association for the Club of Rome. He is a Member of the Board of Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Health (WISH).  He is Founder and Chairman of Nanhi Chhaan Foundation. He was a member of the Board of Governors of IIT, Indore.

In recent years, Mr Singh’s involvement with the world of children has been compelling.  He chairs Save the Children India which now works in over 20 States of the country addressing the needs of some of India’s most disadvantaged children including child survival, rights, health and education.  Through his own NGO, the Nanhi Chhaan Foundation, he focuses efforts on the girl child, on the environment and on inter-faith harmony.  He has served for over seven years on the International Board of Save the Children and is currently its Vice Chair.  Save International operates in over 120 countries helping children and mothers in emergencies and in ameliorating the lives and futures of children in distress and who suffer disadvantages for a variety of reasons. In 2015 Save International helped over 55 million children worldwide.

An alumnus of The Doon School and an (Hons.) Graduate in Economics from St. Stephens College, New Delhi. A B.S. in Economics and a Masters' in Public Affairs from the California State University at Hayward (C.S.C.H.), California, U.S.A.

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