Analjit Singh is the founder and chair of Max India Limited, with interests in life insurance (Max Life), healthcare (Max Healthcare), health insurance (Max Bupa), and senior living (Antara). Max India Group is renowned for service excellence and has successful joint ventures with some of the pre-eminent firms of the world including Mitsui Sumitomo of Japan, Life Healthcare of South Africa, and Bupa Plc of the United Kingdom. Earlier partners include New York Life Insurance Company, Hutchison Whampoa, Motorola, and Lockheed Martin.
Among his private businesses, Singh has significant interests in real estate in India and lifestyle-related ventures in the Western Cape, South Africa, pertaining to viticulture, wine making, and hospitality. A self-made entrepreneur, Singh was awarded Padma Bhushan, one of India’s top civilian honors, by the president of India in 2011.
Professionally, he is the non-executive chair of Vodafone India and a director on the boards of Tata Global Beverages and Sofina NV/SA, Belgium. He has recently served as chair of The Doon School. Singh is a member of the founder executive board of the Indian School of Business (ISB), India’s top ranked B-School, and has served as chair of the board of governors of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee—India’s most prestigious engineering college. This year, he instituted a scholarship fund for meritorious management students from India at the Graduate School of Management, Boston University. The scholarship runs under the rubric MAS (Max Analjit Singh Scholarship). He is also actively engaged in social services.
Singh has also served as the co-chair of Prabodhan, a unique forum for facilitating closer and more effective engagement between European and Indian decision makers and opinion leaders with Ratan Tata, chair emeritus of Tata Group, and Vittorio Colao, group chief executive of Vodafone, as co-patrons; and Anshu Jain, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank, and Marcus Wallenberg, director, Investor AB, chair AB Electrolux, Saab AB, as co-presidents.
He has been felicitated by Hillary Clinton, former U.S. senator and secretary of state, on behalf of the Indian American Centre for Political Awareness for his outstanding achievement in presenting the international community with an understanding of a modern and vibrant India and for creating several successful joint ventures with leading U.S. companies and promoting business ties with the United States.
He has been honored with the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (service category) and the Golden Peacock Award for Leadership and Service Excellence. In 2014 he was awarded with Spain’s second highest civilian honor, the Knight Commander of the Order of Queen Isabella and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University. He also serves as the honorary consul general of the Republic of San Marino in India.
Singh is an alumnus of The Doon School and Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, and has an MBA from the Graduate School of Management, Boston University.