I married my high school sweetheart and we started our family in 1989. We have 4 children Sarina, Sameer, Sabreena & Satesh. At 25 I opened a retail store that specialized in electronics and branded watches. That retail store grew into an online retail store and later in 2000 I received an opportunity to get into the hospitality industry. I became one of the first New Franchisees of La Quinta Inn & Suites in Pharr, Texas. Around the same time my wife was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma and spent several months living in Houston receiving treatment.
I was born in Asia and my parents emigrated to Dallas, Texas and later settled in Brownsville, Texas. After graduating I went to work with my parents and learned from my father who instilled in me not only a good work ethic but humility.
Managing Partner – Whitehawk Associates and Chairman & Founder at Healthquarters.
Working with a very dynamic team to launch a new and exciting concept in healthcare (HealthQuarters). Prior to this role, was CEO of Fortis Healthcare, one of the most respected and largest private hospital operators in the world.
Between 2011 and 2015, Mr. Singh was with Ahold and a member of the Executive Board. At the time of his departure, He was the Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Formats Inc, a Ahold Company and also Head of US Operations for Ahold USA. Immediately prior to that, He was the EVP of HR for Ahold USA.
From January 2009 to January, 2011, Mr. Singh was the CEO of New Delhi based Fortis Healthcare (publicly traded company), the fastest growing health care provider in Asia with 50 hospitals and over 10,000 beds. Prior to that, He was with Reliance Industries for almost three years and was the CEO of Reliance Fresh leading the effort to open almost 700 new stores in less than two years. Left Reliance in January 2009 at which time was responsible for over 900 stores.
Before Mr. Singh’s overseas experience in India, He spent 15 plus years with one of the largest retailers in the United States and had several executive level roles up to and including President of a multi-billion dollar business. Mr. Singh voluntarily left in 2006 for an international assignment in Asia.
I handled business at home and cared for our 4 children with my mothers help. When my wife got the news of being in remission our youngest son Satesh was diagnosed leukemia. Satesh spent his school years in and out of treatment away from home until a clinic opened in our area. Satesh always kept in high spirits and was so strong through out it all. All my kids were strong, they gave me strength when I had none. We lost Satesh when he was 8. Myself and my family believe he is with each of us every day and we do our best to honor him everyday.