An alumnus of The Doon School and an (Hons.) Graduate in Economics from St. Stephens College, New Delhi, he went on to do a B.S. in Economics and a Master’s in Public Affairs from the California State University at Hayward (C.S.C.H.), California, U.S.A, and has been on the Board of The Scindia School for 21 years.
He has a diverse and wide-ranging experience of over 40 years in the corporate sector. Starting his career in the Tata Administrative Service he held senior positions with the Tata, Birla and Mahindra group of companies. He was Chairman and MD of Fortis Healthcare Limited and SRL Diagnostics Ltd. He was Non-Executive Chairman of, what was then, India’s largest Pharmaceutical Company, Ranbaxy. He is chairman of Impact projects private ltd.
He is and has been associated with school education for over 30 years and has been on the Board of some of India’s most renowned schools including The Doon School, The Shriram School, The Yadavindra Public Schools and Salwan Public Schools. He is Founder Chairman of the Nanhi Chhaan Foundation and was a member of the Board of Governors of IIT, Indore. He continues to be on the board of NIIT University. He was Chairman of Save the Children, India and a Board Member and Vice Chair on the global board of Save The Children International, UK. Through his own NGO, the Nanhi Chhaan Foundation, he focuses efforts on the girl child, on environment and on inter-faith harmony. Under his guidance the school has embarked on a project to develop the school into a vast ecological park.
On the school Board, he is the Chairman of HR Committee; Member, Finance & Audit Committee, and Invited Member of the Infrastructure Committee. He believes that the Board is a facilitator for school’s improvement. His desire is to ensure that the school always remains contemporary and relevant and Scindians grow to be exemplary citizens.
Mr Ajay Singh is an eminent educationist with a vast experience in the field of education, in which he has donned several roles in various capacities. With a Master's Degree in Psychology from the renowned Banaras Hindu University, and a B. Ed. as well as a UGC-NET qualification, he has a vast experience of teaching Psychology across diverse curriculums such as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and IGCSE. Also, he has taught Theory of Knowledge and Global Perspectives to International Curriculums. As a pedagogical leader and a sports enthusiast, he combines the best of diverse disciplines.
In a career that encompasses a journey of more than two decades both as a facilitator and an administrator; Mr Singh has served the Mayo College, Ajmer for almost a decade as a Psychology Teacher, a Career Counsellor and eventually a Housemaster. Thereafter, he joined the Genesis Global School, Noida in the capacity of ‘Dean Residences’ and went on to head the National Curriculum (CBSE) of the School. Prior to joining The Scindia School, he has headed the Punjab Public School, Nabha.
A voracious reader and a travel enthusiast, he has travelled to many countries to understand the pedagogical systems practiced all over the world. He has many accolades to his credit- the ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’ , ‘International School Award’ , ‘The Most Transformational Practices in Student Development Award’ and quite importantly, the first ‘CV Raman Award’ for Principals on September 5, 2021 in an event organised by ThinkNiti. As an educational leader, he believes in providing transformational learning experiences to the learning community and enthusing them with a spirit of team building and camaraderie.