Singapore has appointed an Indian-origin businessman as the country’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Denmark.
Karan Singh Thakral has served as Singapore’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. He is an Executive Director in the Thakral Group of Companies.
Mr Thakral is chairman of the South Asia Business Group and Business India in Singapore as well as chairman of Givo Limited in India.
He also serves as a board member of the ASEAN India Business Council, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Mr Thakral was born in Singapore on 7 April 1955.
He is also Chairman of Givo Limited in India, a company listed on Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India and is Director in many Thakral Group of companies.
Mr Thakral is a Board Member of the ASEAN India Business Council, Member Advisory Board of Singapore Global Schools Foundation (Worldwide). He is Chairman Emeritus of The Indus Entrepreneus (TiE) Singapore and Member Emeritus of The Indus Entrepreneus (TiE) Global Board of Trustees.
Mr Thakral takes keen interest in promoting budding entrepreneurs in Singapore mentoring them and helping in Angel investment activities in Singapore and many other countries. He has joined as an active member of may Angle Networks around the world.
Mr Thakral is married to Mrs Devinder Kaur Thakral. They have a son and four daughters.