Raj Singh, Telecom Ventures
Dr. Rajendra Singh is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and together with his family, the principal owner of Telcom Ventures, LLC, a private investment firm based in Miami, Florida specializing in new wireless communications systems and technologies.
Under Dr. Singh’s direction, Telcom Ventures and its affiliates have launched numerous wireless and other telecommunication systems throughout the world.
Dr. Singh and his wife, Neera Singh, were instrumental in founding or starting Appex, Inc. (a billing services firm which was sold to EDS system in 1990), Portatel (a cellular operator in Mexico), BPL (a cellular operator in India), Wireless Ventures of Brazil, Avantel (a specialized mobile radio operator in Brazil and Colombia), Infonet (a GSM operator in Venezuela), Teligent (a competitive local exchange carrier), LCC International (a consulting services company), and Mobile Satellite Ventures (a communication services provider in North America).
Dr. Singh continues to play a leading role in the development and deployment of emerging wireless technologies. Dr. Singh received his doctorate degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1980, his Masters of Science from the University of Maine and his Baccalaureate of Technical Science from the Indian Institute of Technology.
He has a distinguished record of academic achievements beginning with a published doctoral dissertation on “Spectrum Efficient Schemes for Mobile Radio Communications” and several technical publications.
As a former faculty member of both Kansas State University and City College of New York, Dr. Singh has contributed extensively to the academic and professional development of the wireless telecommunication industry. In 2012, Dr. Singh received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and was also inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame. Dr, Singh currently serves on the board of overseers of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the board of directors for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the board of trustees of John Hopkins University School of Medicine.