Ranjit Ajit Singh is the former Executive Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) serving for six years from 2012 to 2018. He was the Managing Director of the SC prior to his appointment as Chairman and had served for 25 years in the SC in a variety of senior roles across the strategy, policy, regulation and supervisory areas. He introduced several major market reform and development initiatives including the formulation of Malaysia's Capital Market Masterplan, key corporate governance initiatives as well the thrust towards sustainable finance and digital markets.
He has been an advocate for proportional regulation, empowered leadership and greater inclusiveness in financial markets. He led the establishment of the world's first regional IOSCO hub covering the Asia Pacific, the Institute of Capital Market Research and the Institute of Company Directors. He served as Chair of the Venture Capital and Private Equity Council, Chair of the Securities Industry Development Corporation, and Vice Chair of the Asian Institute of Finance.
He has chaired and participated in a variety of global regulatory task forces and committees including those associated with post crisis reform and cross border regulation. In 2013, he was appointed as Vice chairman of the Board of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) that oversees 95 percent of global capital markets worth USD 145 trillion, which he served for five years. He was elected for three terms as the Chairman of IOSCO's largest committee, the Growth and Emerging Markets Committee which comprises of 105 countries.
Ranjit was also chair of the ASEAN Capital Market Forum (ACMF) for 4 years, a major grouping for ASEAN countries which has driven regional integration and market connectivity initiatives.
Ranjit has co-chaired for the Salzburg Global Finance Forum, spoken at World Economic Forum events as well as those organized by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, the OECD, IFC, APEC, ASEAN and Asian Development Bank.
He was awarded the CPA Australia President's Award for Excellence in Leadership in 2012. At the London Sukuk Summit in 2016, he was given an award for "Most outstanding contributions to the development of Islamic capital markets".
Ranjit holds a Bachelor of Economics degree with Honours and was awarded the Monash Graduate Scholarship to do the Masters
of Economics degree in Finance both from Monash University Australia. He is a qualified accountant and a Fellow of CPA Australia. In 2013, Ranjit was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by Monash University. He has worked in Australia and Malaysia in academia, accounting, consulting and regulation.
Principal Conductor of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, Former Associate Conductor of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Spaceship designer; Co-founder and CEO of EARTH2ORBIT, India’s first private space start-up that played a pivotal role in opening up the US launch market for India.
Renowned expert on India's IT/BPO and Telecom sectors; Former Managing Director at Courage Capital Management, where he led Global Technology and India-related investing for a billion dollar global special situations hedge fund; Indian Member of Parliament & Management Consultant.
Co-Founder and CEO at Aspire Food Group, a company that develops some of the most advanced insect farming technology in the world; Forbes 30 under 30 – Social Enterprise; Recipient of the 2018 Leadership Award from the Specialty Food Association; the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award, and the Top MBA Impact Maker Award from McGill University.