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SHRI HARPAL SINGH

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.