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.
Raj 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). Raj continues to play a leading role in the development and deployment of emerging wireless technologies.
Dr. Singh received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University, his M.S. from the University of Maine and his B.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology. In 2012, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and was also inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame.
Raj is board emeritus of John Hopkins University, and 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.