HE Mr Karan Singh Thakral
Thakral Group of Companies, and Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Denmark
A born entrepreneur, Mr Karan Singh Thakral is currently Executive Director of the Thakral Group of Companies and Chairman and Director of several companies in the Thakral Group, including Chairman of a public-listed company.
Over the years, Karan has had diversified exposure to many facets of business across many geographical territories. The Group has operations in over 20 countries with more than 10,000 employees. Its operational breadth covers a spectrum of activities, ranging from distribution and retail of consumer electronics, computers and peripherals, lifestyle products and information technology services to real estate development and management, hospitality, logistics, manufacturing of yarn, export and retail of branded garments and accessories, luxury watches, and fashion accessories, among many others. The Group also has exclusive retails showrooms of Apple in many countries in Asia.
In addition to his versatile business knowledge, Karan represents Singapore as its Non-Resident Ambassador to Denmark. He was Singapore’s 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 of Business India, Singapore (formerly known as Network India). He is a Board member of the ASEAN India Business Council, a member of the Advisory Board of Global Schools Foundation (Worldwide) and Chairman Emeritus of TiE Singapore.
Karan takes keen interest in the angel investment space across various sectors. He enjoys the hands-on experience of mentoring young entrepreneurs and creatively utilising his business acumen to develop business skills among budding entrepreneurs that are beneficial to the society.
Among his social activities, Karan is a Trustee in many charitable organisations and social, religious and educational institutions. He has been actively involved in activities on providing medical facilities to needy members of the society and he represents several medical institutions and trusts.
Though he respects all faiths, he follows Sikhism and is actively involved in many social activities. He believes in helping the less fortunate in whichever way he can.
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.