Dr. Singh is recognized as one of the top academic leaders in India who has created and transformed institutions of higher learning. He was the Director of the Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow (IIM-L) for ten and half years. He is a well-known Professor of International Finance & Management. IIM-L took major strides and made all round progress under his dynamic leadership. IIM-L is today counted as one of the top IIM’s in India. Before joining IIM-L, he was the Director of Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon for four and half years.
Before joining MDI, Dr. Singh was a Visiting Full Professor at the Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada for five years. He has been a Ford Foundation and UNDP Fellow (International Management Education). He has been a Visiting Faculty at the International Centre for Public Enterprises-Slovenia, ESCP-Europe, SKK Graduate School of Business-Seoul, and Kelly School of Business-Indiana. He is an alumnus fellow of the Institute of World Affairs-Connecticut. He has taught at leading business schools in India.
He has published and presented research papers at various national/international journals/conferences. Dr. Singh has authored of three books in Finance and Management. He has also been a consultant to leading Indian and multinational organizations in India. He has been on several policy level committees of the Government of India like All India Council for Technical Education, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI), Standing Committee on Public Enterprises (SCOPE) and All India Management Association (AIMA). He has been a member of Boards/Executive Councils of the Indian Institute of Management-Kozikhode, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies-Mumbai, Indian Institute of Mass Communication-New Delhi, NITTIE-Mumbai, Ambedkar University-Lucknow, Jamia Islamia University-New Delhi, Tejpur University, University of Allahabad and two new Central Universities. He has also been a mentor and Founder Director of IIM-Rohtak and IIM-Kashipur.
Dr. Singh has served as a member on the RBI’s Appointments Board for two years. He was also a member of the UPSC Committee Constituted for Designing CSAT. He was on the Board of India Fulbright for two years and has recently been nominated on the International Accreditation Advisory Board of Association of MBA’s for three years. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee of AACSB. Dr. Singh has also been the President of Association of Indian Management Schools, and a member of the All India Board of Management Studies of AICTE for six years. He has served on many corporate boards and is currently on the Board of Governors of some of the leading public and private sector companies. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Singh has established himself as a leader in academia in the country. Dr. Singh holds a Ph.D. in International Finance from Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad.