Harvinder Pal Singh, the founder of Satin Creditcare Network Limited, a microfinance company focusing on providing microcredit facilities to economically active women in rural and semi-urban areas, has been recognized for his significant contributions to social entrepreneurship. Singh's passion for social engineering has led SATIN to positively impact the livelihoods of over 3.5 million Indian families.
A law graduate and fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1984, Singh possesses extensive industry and academic expertise in auditing, accounts, project financing, advisory services, and company law matters. Additionally, he has participated in leadership programs at prestigious institutions such as the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School, further enhancing his strategic leadership skills in microfinance.
In 2015, Singh established the Global Social (India) Foundation (GSIF), a not-for-profit organization with a vision for a better India, aiming to improve job and education opportunities, health and sanitation facilities, and address social issues such as hunger, poverty, and child labor. Under his leadership, GSIF has curated projects like iHero and Bachcha Party, furthering the foundation's impact in various social domains.
Singh's outstanding contributions have been acknowledged through prestigious awards, including the 'Social Innovator' award at the Global HR Excellence Awards in February 2017 and the 'Exemplary Leader Award' in April 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
His work reflects a commitment to creating lasting and meaningful change, making him a prominent figure in the field of social entrepreneurship and community development.