K.P. Singh Biography
K.P. Singh, the Chairman of DLF Group has given a new form to the real estate business of India. He was born on August 15, 1931. His birthplace is Bulandshahar situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He graduated with Science from Meerut College, and moved to UK to pursue a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He returned to India to join the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun.
K.P.Singh joined American Universal Electric Company which is a joint venture between Universal Electric Company of Owosso, Michigan and K.P.Singh’s family. Later he established Willard India Limited in cooperation with a Philadelphia based company ESB inc. He joined DLF Universal Limited as the managing director in 1979.
K.P. Singh’s greatest achievement is he transformed Gurugram (earlier Gurgaon), a barren village in Delhi suburbs into one of the favorite real estate destinations of India. All over India, DLF has at present 235 million square feet of real estate which is being developed for residential, commercial and retail projects (ET, April 18, 2018).
The company has an excellent track record of building 21 colonies in Delhi and its neighbouring areas in a span of over six decades.
K.P. Singh has been associated with a number of professional organizations.He has been the President of ASSOCHAM (Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India).
He was the President of the PHD Chambers of Commerce & Industry. Currently, he holds the post of Director, Central Board of Reserve Bank of India; Honorary Consul General, Principality of Monaco; Member of Executive Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI); Council Member, Eastern Regional Organisation for Planning and Housing (EAROPH); Founder Member, National Estate Development Council (NAREDCO); Member, Economic Policy and Reforms Council, Government of Rajasthan and Member of the Board of Governors, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur.
He received the ‘Delhi Ratna’ Award from the Chief Minister of Delhi Ms Sheila Dixit for his exceptional contribution to Delhi.