Dr. P.N. Singh

Dr PN Singh was the chairman of Grid Consultants Pvt. Ltd. based in Mumba till he left for his heavenly abode on 19th Sept 2013 He was earlier Group Director (HRD) of Duncan Goenka Group and a member of the board of directors of two limited companies viz. Stone India Ltd. and Andhra Cement Ltd. He started his career with Indian Oil Corporation in 1963. In 1981, he moved to Voltas Ltd. to head its HRD department. Later he headed Group HRD set-ups in Aditya Birla Group and Mehta Group.



He started his career with Indian Oil Corporation in 1963. In 1981, he moved to Voltas Ltd. to head its HRD department. Later he headed Group HRD set-ups in Aditya Birla Group and Mehta Group. He managed to combine management development with continuing academic pursuits.

He was the first Indian to be approved as an instructor to conduct Grid Seminars, developed by Blake & Mouton, in India. He had rendered training and consultancy services internationally. He had completed a consultancy assignment with a World Bank organization based in Amsterdam as also one in Mali in Africa.

Former Chairman of the Federation of Asian Institute of Management Alumni Association, Past President of Bombay Management Associations, and Indian Society for Training and Development, Dr. Singh was actively associated with the professional management movement in India.

A prolific writer, he has to his credit over 500 articles on management. His 20 books have been well received both here and abroad, Despite these and other commitments, Dr. Singh managed to devote some of his valuable time in developing young managers and is visiting faculty to several management institutes.

Of rural origin, Dr. Singh was initially a graduate in Petroleum Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. After an 11-year stint at Indian Oil Corporation, he proceeded to do his MBA from Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, where he was awarded the Andres K. Roxas Scholarship. He was later awarded a Citation for Academic Excellence by the Institute. In 1981, he completed his Doctoral work at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies of the Bombay University. The topic of his dissertation was:


" A Study of Environmental Factors related to Business Entrepreneurship".

He is the recipient of the Tarneja Award for his article "Needed Walkabout in Management Education" in 1977. In 1980, he was awarded the IMM Cinni-Fan Award for his article on Oil Marketing and in 1984, the Rukmini Thread Marketing Communicator of the year Award. He was conferred the Fellowship of ISTD in 1988. He also received the Best Member Award of ISTD in the same year. He received the Best Paper Award of ISTD in 1991. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Asian Institute of Management, Manila in 1993.

In March, 2000 he has been awarded the AIM Alumni Achievement Award (AAA). This is the highest award to be granted to an Alumnus of the Institute. In 2005, he received the international Award on HR & Sustainable Development instituted by International Federation of Training & Development Organizations at IFTDO’s Conference in Cairo, Egypt. In the same year Asian Institute of Management Alumni Association bestowed on him Alumni Achievement Award for Social Responsibility.