Ajay Harinath Singh is an individual who is known for his great business skills and creative ideas. At a young age, he has managed to achieve a lot in his career. He is known as the heir of one of the most powerful and influential families in India. As President of Singh and Sons Holding PLC, Ajay has been involved in a lot of businesses such as Mining, Airline, Shipping, Farming, Finance, Winery and Mass Media Industries.
Ajay was born on November 6, 1980, into a business family that specialized in mining, shipping, agriculture, and finance. He was hugely motivated by his great family legacy during early childhood. Always determined to do bigger things in the same field, Ajay started to learn the technicalities of the trade since a very young age. After graduating from K.M. Doongursee College in Dadar in 1997, he went to London for his masters.
After completing his formal education, he worked for various businesses including Kraftos London, Cobra plc, Aviva Life Insurance, MetLife Insurance and Bharti Axa Life Insurance. Eventually, he joined his family business and proved to be key factor in the meteoric rise of the Singh family’s empire. In his next step to further his quest to greater things, he established Darwin Platform Group, taking 96 per cent of the ownership from his family, which expanded quickly under his able guidance, making the family one of the wealthiest ones in India.
Ajay has a royal lineage, which goes back to Lord Rama’s son Luv. Ajay is a firm believer of his family principles and takes immense pleasure in his family background as well. Ramayana, the great Indian epic, says Luv belongs to the lkshvaku clan or Suryavansha Dynasty of Kshatriyas in ancient India. Ajay’s caste, Suryavanshi Rajkumar Rajputs, claims descent from him (Luv). Ajay is all set to spearhead a new age Ashwamedh Yagna with dominant business connotations. With such a glorious lineage, Singh is passionate about nation building through strong business models.
Ajay has always believed in serving the society to the best of his capabilities. In recent years, he has devoted his time to numerous philanthropic endeavors, expanding his charitable activities across continents. “It takes a considerable amount of wealth to make a man more than comfortable. The same amount of wealth can be used to uplift the society,” says Ajay. Owing to his great lineage, he has zeal to serve society, which runs in his blood.
Through the Darwin Platform’s CSR activities, he has successfully built low-cost hospitals in Latur (Maharashtra) and Bhuj (Gujarat), thereby providing sufficient medical facilities for low-income families in these areas focusing on providing quality and affordable health services. Apart from this, he believes in the quest for removing the world hunger. The AHS Food Charity was set up in his native nation, India, to provide food to homeless and needy and has now opened food kitchens in London (UK) and Philadelphia (US), providing vegetarian meals to the needy.
For working extensively for the uplift and wellbeing of the less privileged strata of society, he has been felicitated with several awards such as the Mid-day Iconic Showbiz Role Model Entrepreneur Award, The Times Power Men Award, Asia One Global Indian of the Year Award, Global Excellence Award for Topmost Brand, Bharat Gaurav Award, and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Prerna Samman Award.
Ajay Harinath Singh scaled new heights of achievement with the Champions of Change Award 2019, presented by the Interactive Forum on Indian Economy (IFIE), a non-profit recognized by Govt. of India, for his exemplary social welfare initiatives and philanthropic work.