1970 - B.Tech - Metallurgical and Material Engineering President and CEO @ Gloptec International Inc, Canada
Shri Harcharan (Harry) Singh graduated from IIT Madras with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Department of Metallurgy in 1970. In 1972, he obtained a MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A). Shri Singh has exceptional leadership and management achievements in both the corporate and entrepreneurial arena in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
In the Corporate world, after commencing his career in 1972 as Product Manager in Warner Lambert India, Shri Singh served as General Manager, Tata Pharma. He later was Director of Lederle International, India/USA – a global pharmaceutical company subsequently acquired by Pfizer Inc, where he worked both in India and NJ, USA in their Corporate HQ till 1989.
After an illustrious career in the Corporate world, in 1990, Shri Singh founded Glopec International Inc, Canada – a global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) company and played a pioneering role in helping dozens of Indian Pharma companies including leading companies such as Sun Pharma, Hetero Drugs and Glenmarkenter the North American market by facilitating their USFDA approvals.
Over his entrepreneurial career, Shri Singh co-founded/promoted/mentored several companies in the Pharmaceutical industry in Ireland, India, Canada & USA including Eirgen, Ireland, RA Chem, India, Biophore, India and Concord Biotech, India. In each of the companies that Shri Singh has participated in, he played a lead role on the Boards of the respective companies, and helped in opening up opportunities in global markets. Cumulatively, the companies he has promoted have created over 3000 jobs with estimated market valuation in excess of Rs. 7500 crores.
Shri Singh has also been active in various charitable and non-profit organizations. Aside from supporting these organizations, he has served on the Board of Directors of one of Canada’s leading hospitals, St. Michaels Hospital, Toronto; and on the Advisory Board of Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a Governor on the Governing Board of North York General Hospital, Ontario and Director of the Sikh Foundation of Canada.
For his exceptional entrepreneurial and leadership achievements, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to confer this award upon Shri Harcharan (Harry) Singh.