The Sikh 100 2014 1. Sant Baba Kulwant Singh Ji Jathedar, Sachkand Sri Hazur Sahib India Singh Sahib Jathedar Sant Baba Kulwant Singh Ji was born in Nanded Sahib on 1st May 1967. Baba ji grandfather was Sardar Mangal Singh Ji, Kadewale. 2. Sant Baba Labh Singh Ji Spiritual Leader India Sant Baba Labh Singh Ji, Kar Sewa Wale is a name that brings to mind the idea of generosity, help and service. Sant Baba Labh Singh Ji services are a supreme example dedication and sacrifice. 3. Giani Gurbachan Singh Ji Jathedar, Akaal Takht Sahib India Jathedar Singh Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh is the current religious Head of Sri Akaal Takht Sahib, the supreme religious authority of the Sikhs, based in Amritsar, Punjab, India. 4. Mr Parkash Singh Badal Chief Minister of Punjab India Parkash Singh Badal is an Indian politician who has been Chief Minister of the state of Punjab since 2007 and is one of the top 10 richest politicians in India. 5. Sant Baba Iqbal Singh Ji President, The Kalgidhar Trust India Baba Ji, born in 1929, grew up with a resolve to dedicate his life to spreading the Divine Message of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. 6. Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh Ji Chairman, GNNSJ UK Bhai Sahib (Dr) Mohinder Singh Ji, Chairman of the Nishkam Group of Charitable Organisations since 1995, is the third inline of the Spiritual Leaders of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ). 7. Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa India Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa has been hailed as one of today Sikh heroes demonstrating solid determination and commitment in sacrificing himself for the release of Sikh freedom 8. Mr Ajaypal Singh Banga President & CEO, Mastercard USA Mr. Ajaypal Singh Banga, is the current president and CEO of MasterCard Inc and on the Board of Directors. He succeeded Robert W. Selander in July 2010. 9. Mr Rabinder Singh QC Judge, Royal Courts of Justice UK Rabinder Singh is a High Court Judge who grew up in a working-class part of Bristol and attended Bristol Grammar School. 10. Dr Inderjit Kaur President, Pingalwala Society India Dr Inderjit Kaur was born on 25th January 1942, she studied medicine and acquired an M.B.B.S. degree from Govt. Medical College, Patiala in 1967. 11. Mr Preetinder Singh Bharara U.S. Attorney, New York USA Preetinder Singh was born in 1968 in Firozpur, Punjab, India. He grew up in New Jersey and attended Ranney School, where he graduated as valedictorian in 1986. 12. Mr Surinder Singh Kohli Ex Chairman, IFFC India Surinder Singh is a Nominee of the Indian Government on the IDFC Board and the Chairman & Managing Director of India Infrastructure Finance Co Ltd (IIFCL). 13. Mr Jaspal Singh Bindra Director, Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong Jaspal Singh Bindra is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from Xavier Labor Relations Institute, Jamshedpur. 14. Dr Inderjit Kaur Khalsa CEO, Sikh Dharma USA Dr Bibi Ji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa (Bhai Sahiba) was born on January 22, 1935 in Wazirabad. Bibi ji’s mother traces her lineage directly to Guru Nanak Dev Ji. 15. Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal President of Shiromani Akali Dal India Sukhbir Singh is currently the youngest President of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) political party and serves as Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab. 16. Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal Union Cabinet Minister India Harsimrat Kaur Badal, born on 25 July 1966 to Satyajit and Sukhmanjus Majithiahas in Delhi, is the Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing and MP from Bathinda. 17. Sir Mota Singh Judge UK Sir Mota Singh was raised in Nairobi, Kenya before coming to England in 1954 to complete his studies in Law. 18. General Joginder Jaswant Singh Governor, Arunachal Pradesh India Joginder Singh is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and commissioned into the 9 Maratha Light Infantry in 1964. 19. Malvinder & Shivinder Singh Fortis Healthcare India Malvinder is Chairman and Shivinder is the Director of Fortis Healthcare. They inherited the family’s 35.5% stake in India’s leading pharmaceutical company Ranbaxy Laboratories. 20. Mr Bob Singh Dhillon CEO, Mainstreet Equity Corp Canada Bob Singh, born 1965, is President and Chief Executive of Mainstreet Equity Corp. After graduating, he completed his MBA at Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario. 21. Sant Baba Ranjit Singh Ji Spiritual Leader India Sant Baba Ranjit Singh Ji, aged 31 have been promoting Sikhi for the last 15 years. From a very early age, they set out to bring the message of Guru Granth Sahib Ji to the people. 22. Mr Sant Singh Chatwal CEO, Hampshire Hotels & Resorts USA Sant Singh is the president and CEO of Hampshire Hotels & Resorts and has hotels in the USA, UK and Thailand with over 2,500 rooms in Manhattan. 23. MR ONKAR SINGH KANWAL Chairman, Apollo Tyres India Onkar Singh Kanwar is a Science and Administration graduate from the University of California. In 2002 he took control as the Chairman of Apollo Tyres Ltd, founded by his father in 1976. 24. Mr Gurutej Singh Khalsa Senior Vice President, Akal Security USA Gurutej Singh, Founder and Senior Vice President of Akal Security, set up the largest security company in the USA in 1980. 25. Mr Kartar Singh Thakral Chairman, The Thakral Group Singapore The Thakral Group was founded in 1905 by Kartar Singhs father, Mr Sohan Singh. The Groups beginnings were in Bangkoks textile trade, operating as Punjab Store 26. Mr Bhupinder Singh MD, Punjab National Bank India Mr Bhupinder Singh is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Punjab National Bank (International) Limited UK, operating out of London. 27. Mr Harindarpal Singh Banga Vice Chairman, Noble Group Hong Kong Harindarpal Singh Banga has been Vice Chairman emeritus of Noble Group Limited since Sept 2010. 28. Justice Anup Singh Chowdry High Court Judge Uganda Anup Singh Choudry, a Sikh writer and businessman born in1950, is a Ugandan-born Sikh of Punjabi ancestry. 29. Captain Amarinder Singh President, Punjab PCC India Amarinder Singh, born March 1942, is the President of Punjab PCC. He served as the Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002 to 2007. 30. Mr Analjit Singh Founder & Chairman, Max India India Analjit Singh is the Founder & Chairman of Max India Limited, Chairman of Max New York Life Insurance Company Limited, Max Healthcare Institute Limited and Max BUPA Health Insurance. 31. Mr Kuldip Singh Dhingra MD, Berger Paints Group India Mr Kuldip Singh Dhingra is an industrialist. He is Managing Director at Spectro Analytical Labs Pvt. Ltd and the Chairman of Berger Paints Group. 32. Mrs Preneet Kaur Minister For External Affairs India Preneet Kaur, born in Shimla to Satinder Kaur and Gian Singh Kahlon on 3 October 1944, is an Indian politician, currently serving as Minister of State for External Affairs. 33. Mr Manvinder Singh Banga Partner, Clayton Dubilier Rice India Manvinder Singh is a Senior Partner of the private equity fund Clayton Dubilier & Rice since 2010, after a 33 year career at Unilever. 34. Col Arjan Singh Marshal of the Indian Air Force India Arjan Singh was born on 15 April 1919 in Lyallpur in Punjab. He was educated at Montgomery, India and entered the RAF College Cranwell in 1938. 35. Mr Jasminder Singh OBE CEO, The Edwardian Group UK Jasminder Singh is Chairman and CEO of The Edwardian Group Limited (the parent company of Radisson Edwardian Hotels). 36. Mr Surender Singh Kandhari Chairman, Al Dobowi Group UAE Surender Singh is youngest President of the Automobile Association of Andhra Pradesh and youngest Captain of the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. 37. Mr Balwinder Singh Special Director, CBI India Balwinder Singh, a Senior IPS officer of Andre Pradesh, was appointed as Special Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters in New Delhi, 2010 38. Mr Ravi Singh CEO, ElectionMall USA Ravi Singh is the CEO and founder of ElectionMall Technologies, a pioneer company in the field of online politics. 39. Mrs Sukhinder Singh Founder & Chairman, Joyus.com USA Sukhinder began her career in investment banking, media and online services while working at Merrill Lynch, British Sky Broadcasting and Amazon. 40. Mr Gurbachan Singh Partner, KhattarWong LLP SIngapore Gurbachan Singh is Managing Partner of KhattarWong LLP and has worked with Tax Law for 35 years. 41. Mr Hardeep Singh Bedi VSM CEO, Tulip Telecom India Hardeep Singh, served in the Indian army for over 22 years, he took voluntary retirement to start his own company at 42. 42. Lord Indarjit Singh CBE Director, Network of Sikhs UK Mr Kuldip Singh Dhingra is an industrialist. He is Managing Director at Spectro Analytical Labs Pvt. Ltd and the Chairman of Berger Paints Group. 43. Dr Narinder Singh Kapany Inventor of Fibre Optics USA Narinder Singh is an Indian born American physicist known for his work in fibre optics. The man who ‘bent light’ has been at the centre of hi-tech for over 50 years and is still going strong at 70. 44. Dr Jas Singh Sandhu President, Santec Systems, Inc. USA Jas Sandhu is President and Founder of Santec Systems, Inc. and is best known for his pioneering work in developing ‘Acoustography’, a novel exploring ultrasound imaging methods. 45. Mr Ajinder Pal Singh Businessman Botswana Arjinder Pal Singh is a prominent businessman based in Botswana. His business empire spreads across the education, construction, tourism, airline, manufacturing and agriculture industries. 46. Mr Jindy Singh Khera MD, KTC Edibles UK Jindy Singh is co-founder and Managing Director of KTC Edibles Ltd. Set up in 1973 KTC is now Britain’s largest manufacturers and distributor of oils and fats with a turnover in excess of £220m. 47. Mr Rajinder Singh Baryan MD, Multiple Hauliers (EA) Kenya Rajinder Singh is a respected businessman and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and Managing Director of Multiple Hauliers (East Africa) Ltd, the flagship of Multiple Group of Companies”. 48. Dr Raminder Singh Ranger MBE Chairman, Sun Mark Ltd UK Raminder Singh Ranger MBE, FRSA is a successful businessman, honoured five times by Her Majesty the Queen, four times for Business and once for services to the British Asian Community. 49. Mr Harpal Singh Kumar CEO, Cancer Research UK Harpal Singh studied chemical engineering at Cambridge and attained an MBA at Harvard. He worked in scientific research and management consultancy, before taking on CEO roles. 50. Mr Satyendra Singh Huja Mayor of Charlottesville USA Satyendra Singh, known as the Sikh Architect of Charlottesville and previously Professor at University of Virginia school of Architecture, spent 25 Years as Director of Strategic Planning. 51. Mr Tarninder Singh CEO, Manohar Singh & Company India Tarninder singh started work at the age of 18 with his father as a property dealer in Chandigarh under the name of Manohar Singh and company. 52. Dr Kartar Singh Lalvani OBE Director, Vitabiotics UK Dr Kartar Singh Lalvani founded Britains fastest growing nutraceutical company Vitabiotics in 1971. It’s a family business and has twice won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. 53. Mr Mohanjit Singh Jolly Managing Director, DFJ India India Mohanjit Singh joined global venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetsons (DFJs) in 2007. 54. Mr Guruka Singh Khalsa Founder, SikhNet.com USA Guruka Singh is the Founder of SikhNet and Co-Founder of Sun & Son, a computer consulting firm. He initially served as Senior Producer at a major entertainment software company. 55. Ms Gurinder Kaur Chadha OBE Film Director/Producer UK Gurinder Chadha is a Sikh film director, born in Nairobi Kenya in 1960 and moved to West London at the age of 2. 56. Mr Tim Singh Uppal MP for Edmonton-Sherwood Park Canada Tim Singh is a Canadian Politician, MP for Edmonton-Sherwood Park, first elected to House of Commons in 2008. 57. Mr Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia Managing Director UK Sukhpal Singh left Uganda and moved to England at 13. He worked on market stalls in Liverpool Street and Petticoat Lane and at 18 had an opportunity to buy a car parts shop for £5,000 in Willesden. 58. Baroness Sandip Kaur Verma Houses of Parliament UK Sandip Kaur was born in 1959 Amritsar India and moved with her parents to England in 1960. She was made a Conservative life peer as ‘Baroness Verma’ of Leicester in 2006. 59. Mr Taranjit Singh Sandhu Embassy of India, USA USA Taranjit Singh was born on 23 January 1963 and graduated with History (Hons) from St. Stephens, Delhi. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1988 and served in the former Soviet Union. 60. Mayor Kashmir Singh Gill Mayor, Yuba City USA Kashmir Gill is the current mayor of Yuba City, California. This is Kashmir second term as Mayor, previously 2009-2010, he is the first Punjabi-American and first Sikh to hold the title. 61. Mr Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi Businessman UAE Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi, 57, is a Dubai-based businessman from a small town in Punjab. He came to Dubai in 1980 as a mechanic, returned to India after a year to launch a family business. 62. Mr Kuljinder Singh Bahia MD, Southall Travel UK Kuljinder Singh is Managing Director of the travel agency South all Travel Group, one of the largest travel agencies in the UK. 63. Mr Daljit Singh Jagait Corporate Sales Manager, Jaguar UK Daljit started his career at Jaguar as a production operative on the Jaguar assembly line at Castle Bromwich in 1998. 64. Mr Harbhajan Singh Plaha Professional Crickter India Harbhajan Singh, born in 1980 in Jalandhar is a professional cricketer. A specialist bowler, he has the second-highest number of Test wickets by an ‘off spinner’. 65. Mr Pritpal Singh Panesar President, Coleman University USA Pritpal Singh is President of Coleman University, a non-profit institution recognized as leader in IT education. 66. Mr Raj Singh Kohli Superintendent, MET Police UK Superintendent Raj Kohli, 45, believes he was destined to join the force from the time as a little boy when his mum gave him a police outfit. 67. Prof Dr Devinder Singh Chahal Author Canada Devinder Singh achieved an MSc and PhD (Microbiology) from the Ohio State University and University of Southern Illinois in 1966. 68. The Matharu Family Hotels & Property UK Harpal, Raj and Tony, the founders of Grange Hotels, together own and manage 12 luxury hotels located in the heart of London and a 13th one at Bracknell, Windsor. 69. Dr. Parvinder Singh Parishca Officer, Indian Police Force India Parvinder Singh, a Police officer, served as 30th Police Commissioner in Mumbai and as Director General of Police and Managing Director of Maharashtra State Welfare and Housing. 70. Mr Harbhajan Singh Samra Director, Samra Produce & Farms USA Harbhajan Singh came to California with an M.A. in economics in 1985 and he now dominates the okra farming industry. 71. Mr Milkha Singh Sportsman India Milkha Singh is an Indian athlete, nicknamed the Flying Sikh. He won Gold in both 200m and 400m events at 1958 Asian Games, clocking 21.6 seconds and 47 seconds respectively. 72. Lieutenant Harjit Singh Sajjan British Columbia Regiment Canada In September 2011, Lieutenant Harjit Singh SajjanIn became the first Sikh in Canada to take command of British Columbia regiment which was established 1883. 73. Mr Harinder Singh Takhar Minister of Government Services Canada Harinder Singh, of Mississauga has a Master’s degree in Economics and Political Science, he also graduated in English, Economics and Political Science 74. Mr HS Narula Chairman, DSC Group Ltd UK A visionary leader, H S Narula, 57, is Chairman at DSC Group Ltd. He led DSC Ltd into Asian continents, catering to a diverse mix of climates and languages. 75. Mrs Surina Kaur Narula Chairperson, Various Organisations UK Surina is Co-Chair and Trustee of ‘Consortium for Street Children’, UK based agencies. She has organised events to raise funds and profile of ‘Street Children’ and their needs at all levels. 76. Mr Paul Singh Uppal Member of Parliament UK Paul Singh Uppal is the only Sikh Member of Parliament and is seen as a future star of the Conservative Party. 77. Mr Tarlochan Singh Politician India Tarlochan Singh is an Indian politician and a Member of the Parliament of India, representing Haryana. 78. Dr Gurdev Singh Khush Education USA Gurdev Singh Khush from Punjab, India, graduated from Punjab Agricultural University with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, where he served as a faculty member for 7 years. 79. The Wouhra Family Food & Property UK Tony Deep Wouhra and his four brothers have built East End Foods, a UK- based Asian £100 million business empire from practically nothing. 80. Mr Baltej Singh Dhillon Canadian Police Force Canada Baltej Singh is the first Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) allowed to wear a turban. He came to Canada 1982 and studied criminology. 81. Mrs Kamel Kaur Hothi Community Director, Lloyds Bank UK Kamel Kaur was Lloyds TSB Bank’s first Female Asian bank manager at a time when gender and race was an issue. 82. Mr Varinder Singh Ghuman Professional Bodybuilder India Varinder is a professional bodybuilder, Punjabi wrestler and actor well known in India for being world first vegetarian pro bodybuilder. 83. Mr Harpreet Singh Director, Department Of Justice USA Harpreet Singh, Esq., former Legal Director of United Sikhsrecently joined the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service as the Regional Director of Region III. 84. Mr Rupinder Singh Sodhi Managing Director, GCMF India Rupinder Singh is the Managing Director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd, he is a first-batch of alumnus from IRMA, Anand and obtained his B.E.(Ag) degree from CTAE, Udaipur. 85. Mr Simmarpal Singh Bhurjee Country Head, Olam International Argentina Simmarpal Singh is an Agricultural Sciences graduate from Amritsar, India. He joined Olam in 2001 and was able to work in multiple geographies of Africa. 86. Mr Tommy Singh Nagra Executive Producer, BBC UK Award-winning programme maker Tommy Nagra has been appointed as an Executive Producer in the BBC’s Religion & Ethics Department in Manchester. 87. Dr Naranjan Singh Dhalla Executive Director, IACS Canada Dr Naranjan Singh Dhalla, from Ghanieke, Punjab graduated in Physics and Chemistry (Punjab University) with an MSc and PhD in Pharmacology (University of Pennsylvania). 88. Professor Tejinder Singh Virdee Professor, Imperial College UK Tejinder Singh is a renowned Professor of Physics at Imperial College in London. In April 2012, The Royal Society announced him in this years fellowship. 89. Mr Harvinder Singh CEO, PSI in Control Malaysia Harvinder Singh was the winner of the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of The Year in 2008. 90. Mr Mohinder Singh Bhullar Businessman Brunei Mohinder Singh Bhullar has risen from a simple beginning to a successful businessman in Brunei Darussalam. He has been instrumental in the formation of the Indian Chamber of Commerce. 91. Mr Kuldeep Singh President, Sikh Youth Federation USA Kuldeep Singh is a clinical scientist by profession and he is President of the Sikh Youth Federation USA. In 1996 he helped with the forming of the ‘World Sikh Council America Region’. 92. Dr Raghbir Singh Bains Education India Raghbir Singh is from Dagana Kalan, India and has a BA in Education, a MA from Punjab University and a PhD on World Religions and Cultures from (USA), including an LLB in 1982 from Punjab University. 93. Mr Gurvendra Singh Suri Businessman USA Gurvendra Singh is an accomplished entrepreneur and community activist. Over the past decade he has pursued an extensive philanthropic agenda that includes numerous charitable activities. 94. Mr Waris Singh Ahluwalia Actor & Jewellery Designer USA Waris Singh was born in Punjab in 1975 and is an Indian actor and jewellery designer. Aged five his family moved to the USA and he grew up in Brooklyn. 95. Mr Gurbaksh Singh Chahal CEO, RadiumOne USA Gurbaksh Singh, born in Tarn Taran Sahib 1982, came to America aged 4. At 16, he dropped out of high school and started ‘ClickAgents’ which sold for $40 million 18 months later. 96. Dr Anarkali Kaur Honaryar Senator Afghanistan Anarkali Kaur in 2010 became the first Sikh and non Muslim Senator in the Afgan Parliament. Her dream job was to be a pilot, but she realised this was going to be impossible in Afghanistan 97. Mr Ravinder Singh Founder, Khalsa Aid UK Ravinder Singh was born in Singapore and is the founder of Khalsa Aid. Established in 1999, Khalsa Aid is an international non-profit and relief agency founded on Sikh principles. 98. Mr Kulveer Singh Ranger Advisor to Global Cities UK Kulveer Singh Ranger is an advisor to global cities. He was an advisor for four years to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson on Transport, Environment and Digital Technology. 99. Mr Amarjit Singh Head of India, Dutton Gregory UK Amarjit Singh is an award winning commercial lawyer and nationally recognised expert in Indian business affairs. 100. Ms Sharon Kaur MD, Sahara Homes Ltd UK Sharon Kaur is managing director of Sahara Homes Limited, a company she founded in 1997. Sharon is as passionate about her company as the community she serves.