Kushal Pal Singh Rathore or K.P. Singh ( born 15 November 1931) is an Indian real estate developer and the chairman and CEO of real estate developer DLF Limited, founded by his father-in-law Thakur Raghvendra Singh DLF has an estimated land bank of 10,255 acres (42 km2), with about 3,000 acres (12 km²) being in Gurgaon, called DLF City. Singh’s personal wealth is estimated at $2.5 billion. His autobiography, named ‘Whatever the Odds: The Incredible Story Behind DLF’, was launched in 2011; Jack Welch spoke at the launch.
Early life and career:
K.P. Singh was born on 15 November 1931 in Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh in a Rajput family. His father Th. Mukhtar Singh was a reputed lawyer in Bulandshahr. After graduating in science from Meerut College, Uttar Pradesh, he pursued Aeronautical Engineering in the UK and was subsequently selected to the Indian Army by British Officers Services Selection Board, UK. He was commissioned into the 9th Deccan Horse cavalry regiment. In 1960 he joined American Universal Electric Company and, soon after its merger with DLF Universal Limited in 1979, he took over as the Managing Director with Th. Raghuvender singh.
Chairman of the Board, DLF Limited.
Chairman and Director of 31 different private companies engaged in various sectors of the economy.
Member Commerce & Industry (FICCI).
Member of Delhi Vision Group to overview the Master Plan of Delhi 2021.
Honorary Consul General, Principality of Monaco.
• President of the apex industry chamber of the country, Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
• President of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
• Director of Central Board, Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Kushal Pal Singh constructed numerous earthquake-proof office buildings, apartments, shopping malls and leisure facilities in Gurgaon. Under his tenure, as the Chairman of DLF, the company went for an initial public offering (IPO) in 2007 and made about US$2.24 billion, one of the largest IPOs in India. Market capitalization of the company increased to $24.5 billion, making Singh and his family one of the richest clans in the world. Jack Welch, the former chairman and CEO of General Electric, said in an interview that Singh was one of the initiators for GE’s entry into India.
Katherine Roberts Maher was born in 18th April, 1983. He is the previous CEO and leader overseer of the Wikimedia Foundation, positions she held from 2019 to April 2021 and from 2016 to April 2021 respectively. Previously, she was boss interchanges officer. She knows quite a bit about the field of data and correspondences innovation and worked in the non-benefit and global areas, zeroing in on the utilization of innovation to engage common liberties and worldwide turn of events.
Maher experienced childhood in Wilton, Connecticut and went to Wilton High School. After secondary school, Maher moved on from the Arabic Language Institute’s Arabic Language Intensive Program of The American University in Cairo in 2003, which she said was a developmental encounter that ingrained a profound love of the Middle East. Maher in this manner learned at the Institut français d’études arabes de Damas in Syria and invested energy in Lebanon and Tunisia. In 2005, Maher got a four year certification from New York University in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Maher initially thought she would have been a scholastic and worked for common liberties and worldwide improvement associations. Maher is situated in San Francisco, California. She communicates in English, Arabic, French, and German.
After temporary jobs at the Council on Foreign Relations and Eurasia Group, in 2005, Maher started working at HSBC in London, Germany, and Canada as a feature of their global chief improvement program. In 2007, Maher got back to New York City where from 2007 to 2010 she worked at UNICEF as an advancement and correspondence officer. She attempted to advance the utilization of innovation to work on individuals’ lives and gone widely to chip away at issues identified with maternal wellbeing, HIV/AIDS anticipation, and youth support in technology. One of her first activities at UNICEF included testing MediaWiki expansions identified with availability in Ethiopia. Another venture got USAid Development 2.0 Challenge award subsidizing to deal with the utilization of cell phones to screen nourishment in kids in Malawi
From 2013 to 2014, Maher was promotion chief at the Washington, D.C.- based Access Now. As a component of this work, she zeroed in on the effect on individuals of laws about network safety, profound quality, and criticism of the express that increment state restriction and lessen dissent. Access was a signatory of the Declaration of Internet Freedom. Maher states that she centers around worldwide advanced incorporation as an approach to improve and secure the privileges of individuals to data through innovation. Maher was boss correspondences official of the Wikimedia Foundation from April 2014 to March 2016. She was met by The Washington Post on United States intellectual property law. In 2019, Maher became CEO of Wikimedia. In February 2021, she reported her expectation to resign from her jobs as CEO and leader overseer of the Wikimedia Foundation on April 15, 2021.
Kunal Bahl was born into the world in India and had finished his underlying school instruction at Delhi Public School R. K. Puram (DPS) New Delhi. He is an Indian business visionary, financial backer, fellow benefactor and CEO of the Indian web based business organization Snapdeal. He applied to the University of Pennsylvania and got confirmation. He moved on from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, acquiring two four year college educations in Entrepreneurship, Operation and Information Management from The Wharton School and Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He completed a leader showcasing program from Kellogg School of Management. He worked with Microsoft for a brief period, as he returned to India because of a visa issue in 2007. Bahl is hitched to Yashna, who maintained a dessert shop business.
Bahl helped to establish Snapdeal, a main web based business organization in India, alongside his school companion Rohit Bansal on 4 February 2010. Bahl has been a functioning beginning phase financial backer in innovation organizations again in association with his Snapdeal prime supporter, Rohit Bansal. Through their beginning phase speculation firm, Titan Capital, they have put resources into more than 150 new businesses in India, US and South East Asia including unicorns like Ola, Razorpay, Urban Company, among others. Bahl has additionally been engaged with different industry affiliations and research organizations in influential positions.
Member of Board of Governors: Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations.
Member of Executive Council: NASSCOM.
Chairman of CII National Committee on E-commerce.
Independent Director, Piramal Enterprises Limited.
Member, National Startup Advisory Council.
He was won numerous awards and recognitions:
BMA Entrepreneur of the Year 2014.
ET Top 50 Entrepreneur of India 2014.
Ranked 25 on Fortune 40 under 40 most influential business leaders list 2014.
EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Startup 2014.
Nasscom NextGen Entrepreneur 2014.
The Economic Times Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015.
AIMA Transformational Business Leader of the Year.
Indian Affairs Business Leader of the Year 2015.
The Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership 2018.
The Economic Times Comeback Award 2019.