A.M.Singhvi, FCA, CMA(Lon), CGMA, PhD, D.Engr (Lon)
Academic and Work
Dr.Ajit Singhvi is a management thinker par excellence. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, Manchester Business School, School of Engineering-Middlesex University, Japan Institute of Plant Management, Ashridge Management College, SMK College, Institute of Chartered Accountants, and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants amongst others, Dr. Singhvi has gone beyond the frontiers of academics to reach for new horizons in creating knowledge and customer driven superior organizations. He was awarded two research degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) and Doctor of Engineering (D.Engr) for his work in the areas of Good Governance and Superior Manufacturing Performance with focus on People, Processes. & Potential.
Since 1964, Dr. Singhvi has worked with May & Baker, British Insulated Cables (BICC), British Leyland, GEC Alsthom and CarnaudMetalbox Groups, in many countries, and in positions ranging from Financial Controller to Managing Director.
During 1997 to 2003, as one of the Corporate Presidents reporting to the Chairman, he conceived, authored and provided leadership for successful deployment of a new Model and Methodology under the title “World Class Manufacturing (WCM)” that helped Aditya Birla Group’s transformation to higher standards of excellence and competitive advantage. Dr Singhvi guided this Capability Enhancement initiative at 52 locations, engaged in diverse businesses, employing 54,000 people in several countries including India, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Egypt.
Between 2003 and 2005, as a Management Advisor, he guided and coached Argo Pantes Group team, a Chinese-Indonesian conglomerate, for developing internal capability for Excellence.
He had shared his thinking, model, methodologies and experiences with Board and Management members of several Businesses including L & T, Tata Group, Industry Associations, and Defense personnel. During the period 1998 to 2003, Dr Singhvi shared his knowledge and experience, and chaired Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized sessions in Conferences on World Class Quality, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and World Class Manufacturing. In 2003, he led the CII assessment team to Tata Steel for Prime Minister’s Award for Best Steel Plant in India.
Teaching & Publications
Dr Singhvi taught “Management Planning and Control Systems” in 1973 to MBA students at XLRI Business School, Jamshedpur and was also a Visiting Faculty member at Middlesex University, and had shared his knowledge with students at IITs, IIMs, Academic Institutions, Industry Associations and Defence Establishments
He began writing in 1964, with first article being on “Controlling Assembly Costs: A case study” in Chartered Accountant. He was the author of “Inflation Adjusted” published annual statements for Shareholders” in 1975 at Ashok Leyland. ((other publications details follows). In 2000, “Manufacturing Management” published his interview “ We should aim at demise of Manufacturing elsewhere but not in India” against the prevalent theme at that time.
Societal and Philanthropy
He has mooted the idea, and provided methodology for Personal Social Responsibility (ISR?PSR) Revolution to supplement CSR.
He had mad endowments for Professorial Chairs at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, and Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
He also made endowment for Good Governance at Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai
He set up Awards for Women at the Institute of Cost Accountants, Kolkatta.
He had set up Awards for Weaker Sections at MSL University, Udaipur.
Some Media coverage
Local News for British Asian and Indian Community in London
Philanthropist Dr Singhvi Moots ISR
“….Dr Singhvi calls for the implementation of Individual Social Responsibility (ISR), mirroring Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) whereby citizens aged between 50 and 60 contribute 2% or more of their earnings towards society and are suitably recognised and rewarded by the concerned County/Burrough/District as the case may be. The role of Individuals will compliment the efforts of both the Corporate and the Nation.”
LIBA, Chennai sets up centre for good governance – The Hindu
1. https://www.thehindu.com › News › Cities › Chennai
5 days ago – A micro centre for good governance has been established at the Loyola Institute of Business Administration. The facility, named after London-based management consultant Ajit Singhvi, will function und. … consultant Ajit Singhvi, will function under the Centre for Business
Attchments: Other Contributions
Rethinking on the Efficacy of Market Forces
Indian Journal of Training and Development
Women Empowerment at Institute of Cost Accountants
Educational Blog: http://dollar-a-day-singhvi.blogspot.com/