Dr. A. Didar Singh, author and former civil servant (IAS) served as Secretary to Government of India from 2009 to 2011 and as Secretary General (from 2012 to 2017) of India’s largest apex business chamber, FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry).
Dr. Singh is presently Senior Fellow at the Delhi Policy Group and at the Society for Development Studies, Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Dr Singh also functions as Chair of the Diaspora group of KNOMAD (Knowledge Network on Migration), of the World Bank and in 2017 was named as Global Fellow at IC2 Institute of the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is presently a Commissioner of the ILOs ‘Global Commission on the Future of Work’ (2017-19).
Dr. Singh has a Bachelors and Masters in History from St. Stephens College, Delhi; a Masters in Development Administration from Birmingham University, UK; and a PhD in e-Commerce from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Dr. Singh has four books and several publications to his credit and has given talks and lectures in over 30 Institutions and Countries around the world.