GCNI CEO Kamal Singh passes away due to COVID-19
Kamal Singh, the man responsible for heading India closer towards SDG goals, in his role as CEO and Executive Director of United Nations Global Compact Network India (UN GCNI), passed away today. He was admitted to JP Hospital, Noida on October 19, 2020 for breathlessness.
Kamal was a seasoned management professional who began his career at the All India Management Association. He spent nearly 3 decades at AIMA, being instrumental in launching many initiatives that brought laurels to AIMA in building its profile and equity with its stakeholders.
He then moved on to the National HRD Network where he contributed to rejuvenating the financial health of NHRDN and also introduced several new initiatives, he strengthened value propositions to its membership more than before.
He was a winner of several accolades and awards, he contributed beyond business towards building Social Capital Index of India and the world.
During his tenure of three years at GCNI, he championed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SDG 5 Gender Equality. He initiated several path-breaking initiatives in its basket of activities, therefore winning huge accolades from UNGC, New York, and its other stakeholders.
Today, as soon as the the unfortunate news of his death broke out, Kamal’s colleagues and fellow professionals rushed to social media in huge numbers to pay last tributes to him.
“I’ve lost a very dear friend to Covid. Deeply saddened and shocked by his sudden demise. The last we met in person was in Feb 2020 in Mumbai. Kamal, was a great human being loved by all. He made a lasting impact on so many institutions (NHRDN, AIMA, Global Compact) where he served the needs of the wider community and touched so many lives. He will always remain in our hearts and prayers. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti,” said Nishchae Suri, President – Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa at EdCast.
“Today India lost a renowned Management Professional. It is my personal and irreparable loss. A great pillar of the management profession has fallen. He will remain in our hearts forever,” said Dhananjay Singh, Director General, NHRDN.
“Saddened and shocked to hear about the demise of Shri Kamal Singh, ED, UN Global Compact Network. He was the man on the mission and a very inspiring personality. We at ASMA had several opportunities to collaborate and interact with him on various occasions. It’s a big loss to the Indian fraternity. ASMA team prays for his soul to rest in peace,” said Rahul Jain, Project Director at ASMA.