Inderjit Singh (politician)
|Political party||People's Action Party|
Born in India, Singh attended Kaki Bukit Primary School in Singapore and then progressed to Broadrick Secondary School and Temasek Junior College. He began his university education with a Bachelor of Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Electrical and Electronics. He graduated with honors from the institution in 1985. While at Nanyang Tech he founded the EEE Club and was the first chair of the Students Union Council. After earning his bachelors, he continued his education at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, earning an MBA in 1991.
He began his career with Texas Instruments, beginning as an engineer in 1985 and spent 13 years ascending the corporate chain before becoming Director of Operations of the Singapore plant from 1996 to 1998. After his stint with Texas Instruments, Singh began a career of entrepreneurship, in which he started six businesses after leaving the corporate arena. He founded the United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC), a semiconductor firm, in 1998. The venture was mostly funded by Taiwanese friends of his due to what he terms "a dearth of willing investors and a general disbelief that he would be able to achieve his dream of creating a homegrown multinational firm.". Inderjit left UTAC in 2001. The firm was listed in the Singapore Stock Exchange in 2004.
His next firm, Tri-Star, which he started with his brothers was a trading and services firm, in which much of his and his family's savings were used to fund the company.
- Singapore as a hub for entrepreneurs New Straits Times - November 21, 2009
- Curriculm Vitae - Parliament of Singapore
- Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award Recipient (2006) Nanyang Technological Institute
- SST / Innovation & Entrepreneurship / COUNCIL MEMBERS - School of Science and Technology, Singapore
- Marathon man of SMEs New Straits Times - May 25, 2007
- Singapore embarks on entrepreneurship Asia Times Online - November 27, 2002
- New entrepreneurship landscape The Business Times - September 19, 2006