A born entrepreneurs, Karan Singh Thakral acquired the entrepreneurial skills very early in his life. Karan is Executive Director of the Thakral Group of Companies (www.thakral.com) and a Chairman and Director of several companies in Thakral Group, including chairman of a public listed company. Over the years, Karan has had a diversified exposure to many facets of the business across many geographical territories. The Group has its operations in over 20 countries with more than 10,000 employees.
The Group’s operational breadth covers a spectrum of activities from distribution and retail of consumer electronics, computers & peripherals, Lifestyle products, IT services, real estate development and management, Hospitality, Logistics, Manufacturing of Yarn, export & retail of branded garments and accessories, luxury watches, fashion accessories and a lot many others. The Group also has exclusive retails show-rooms of Apple in many countries in Asia.
In addition to his versatile business knowledge, Karan also represents Singapore as its Non-Resident Ambassador to Denmark. He has also represented Singapore as Non-Resident Ambassador to Sri Lanka prior to assuming charge of Denmark. He serves as Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation’s South Asia Business Group and Chairman Business India, Singapore (formerly known as Network India). He is Board member ASEAN India Business Council. He is Member, Advisory Board of Global Schools Foundation (Worldwide) and also Chairman Emeritus, TiE Singapore.
Karan is taking keen interest in the angel investment space across various sectors. He enjoys the hands-on experience of mentoring young entrepreneurs and creatively utilizing his business acumen to develop business skills among the budding entrepreneurs that are beneficial for society.
Among his social activities, he is trustee in many charitable organisations and social / religious / educational institutions. He has been actively involved in activities relating to providing medical facilities to the needy members of the society and represents some medical institutions/ trusts.
On personal note, Karan is married and is a proud father of grown up children and grandchildren. He loves spending quality time with his family.
Though he respects all faiths, he follows Sikhism and is actively involved in many social activities. He believes in helping those who are relatively lesser fortunate than him, in whatever way he can.