Analjit Singh (born 11 January 1954) is the founder chairman of Max Group, a multi-business conglomerate, with interests in life insurance, healthcare, and real estate. He is the founder of Leeu Collection, an international collection of boutique hotels. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Vodafone India.
Analjit Singh was born in New Delhi, the son of Bhai Mohan Singh and Avtar Kaur. His father was the founder of Ranbaxy Laboratories. Singh was the youngest of three sons.
Singh spent his formative years in The Doon School. He then studied Economics at Shri Ram College of Commerce University of Delhi. before going for his MBA at Boston University. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Amity University, Noida.
Singh served as the chairman of Vodafone India from February 2012 to August 2018. He has been the key spokesperson of Vodafone in India and was the main representative of the company during the Vodafone’s retrospective taxation controversy with the Government of India.
Singh is founder of Leeu Collection, an international collection of boutique hotels in South Africa and Europe. In South Africa, Leeu Collection is based in Franschhoek and its entities include Leeu Estates, Leeu House, Lee Quartier Francais and Mullineux and Leeu Family Wines.
Singh serves on the Founder Executive Board of Indian School of Business. He is the patron of Max Institute of Healthcare Management, one of the partner institutes at the ISB’s Mohali campus. He served as Chairman of Mohali Campus Advisory Board of ISB.
He served on the Board of Tata Global Beverages and resigned in December 2016. He had voted against the resolution moved for Cyrus Mistry‘s ouster as Chairman of the company. In his resignation letter he said that he lamented at the overall lack of transparency surrounding the sacking of Cyrus Mistry.
He served as the Chairman of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Roorkee, from 2011 to 2014. He serves on the Prime Minister’s UK-India CEO Forum, where he is the co-chair of Ease of Doing Business Committee along with Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Plc. He has also served as a member of Prime Minister’s Indo-US CEO Forum. He has served as Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry‘s (CII) national committee on insurance and pensions.
Singh served as the Consul General of Republic of San Marino in India from November 2007 to August 2018. He also served as the co-chair of Prabodhan, a forum for facilitating closer and more effective engagement between European and Indian decision makers and opinion leaders.
Honours and awards
- In 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Amity University, Noida.
Singh has three children.