The founder of Darwin Platform Group of Companies and the
Chairman. Owning 96% stake in the privately-held
company, it's primarily Ajay Harinath Singh's vision and
leadership that has catapulted it into its present growth and
Under his tutelage, the Darwin Platform Group of Companies
has expanded and take its business across
geographical boundaries in high-growth sectors, such as Banking, Pharmaceuticals, Finance, Mining,
Information Technology, Healthcare and Aviation, turning the Group into a multinational conglomerate.
A charismatic leader, he personally oversees several of the company's business units in Russia,
Greece, Italy, Ukraine, Germany and the UK, while there is a professionally team of turnaround CEOs to
manage the Group's other businesses.
Ajay Harinath Singh also remains the President of Singh & Sons Holdings PLC., the parent company of
the Darwin Platform Group of Companies. Singh & Sons Holding' current interests are looking for
suitable mergers and acquisitions in the food and agri-business sectors to inorganically expand the
Group's foothold in these industries.
Meanwhile, despite his busy schedule, our chairman actively takes interest in the Group's Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, such as undertaking to build hospitals in Latur (Maharashtra) and
Bhuj (Gujarat) for the underprivileged, in rural parts of India, who have no/or limited access to modern
medical facilities. Nearly, Rs. 250 crores have already been raised to fund this ambitious project.
An astute businessman, and Congress loyalist, Ajay Harinath Singh is known for his proximity to the
Gandhi family. the president of the 'Congress of People Party' in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Currently, he dons many hats as the CEO of the Rothschild Group, Managing Director at Russia Direct
Investment Fund and Senior Managing Director at Darwin Platform Group of Companies. A multilinguist
who can fluently converse in Dutch, French and Russian language, along with other Indian languages,
his present business interests span finance, farming and film production.
As a serial investor, entrepreneur, besides being a noted philanthropist, he is a major shareholder in
several Indian banks and is also a noted Bollywood film producer with several blockbusters under his
Through AHS Food charity, he established a kitchen that offers free meals to the needy in India. This
concept has been expanded to Philadelphia (1000 meals per day) and London (3000 meals per day).
The kitchen distributes free vegetarian meals that are high on nutrition and free of any preservatives.
CEO, RAHUL GANPULE
One of the earliest employees to join the Darwin Platform Group
of Companies, Rahul is the media face for the company on the Jet
bid, and has been quoted extensively in various media outlets.
Due to his sharp intellect, quick analysis and understanding of
various business affairs, he quickly climbed up the hierarchy to
his present position as the CEO of the Group. Known in the
industry as an astute operator, Rahul is the brain behind some of
the latest Group ventures. A graduate from Mumbai University, he
has a work experience of over 2 decades ina cross-section of
industries in the public and private sectors.
A Commerce graduate from The Mumbai University, Haresh
commands over three decades of experience in the industry. A
seasoned professional in international accounting, corporate &
international finance, Haresh is also an expert in international
Merger & Acquisitions, international accounting practices and
COO, FARHAD VIJAY ARORA
Born in a family that has close links with Bollywood and
industrialists, Farhad is armed with a Doctorate from The
Mumbai University. A post-graduate specialisation in Marketing,
Industrial Psychology, Human Resources, Sales, Law and
International Trade. A devoted entertainment lover, he went on to
complete a Speech, Drama and Piano course from Trinity
Farhad has a reputation of importing marquee automotive brands, such as Ferrari, Maserati and Aston
Martin in India. He has performed both infront of and behind the camera and heads a successful film
syndication business of over 5,000 titles in 11 languages from over 150 countries.
Besides supporting and promoting talent, Farhad is associated with N.A.B and Aliyavar Jung National
Society for Clean Cities and supports a battery of deserving under privileged children.
At Darwin Platform Group of Companies, Farhad is the COO and is responsible for managing the
Group's myriad business interests and is always on the lookout for potential acquisition targets to
quickly identify and tap into every business opportunity.