Anoop Singh | Chief Operating Officer

Anoop Singh is a technologist who specialises ICT (Information and Communication Technology) led innovation and the commercial development and delivery of products and ideas. He has over 25 years experience in ICT spanning many industry sectors, including finance, telecommunications and healthcare, and has a particular interest in business led sustainable development.

He serves on the boards of, and acts as an advisor to, several companies in the telecommunications and healthcare sectors helping them with strategy setting and business development. He is a non-executive director of GC Healthcare, a New Zealand based healthcare organisation working with clinical decision support and analysis systems. Prior to this he was the Director of Technology Programmes at the Commonwealth Business Council, where his principal responsibilities include strategic programme and partner development for technology programmes in Commonwealth countries, with a particular focus on telecommunications and healthcare. In this role he worked with key programme stakeholders, funding organisations and investors, including the governments and agencies of the Commonwealth, international organisations, such as the United Nations, World Health Organisation, International Telecommunications Union, European Commission etc., and many multi-national and SME private sector organisations on ICT led initiatives, and research and development.

He sat on the Commonwealth Connects committee which oversees the Commonwealth Secretariat sponsored digital divide programme that addresses digital divide inequalities across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. In 2005 he also proposed and initiated the Commonwealth eHealth Secretariat, which is now mandated to develop a common eHealth platform to share medical knowledge and skills across the 53 countries that make up the Commonwealth.

He also sits on the board of a not-for-profit European Healthcare Consortium (HoIP) which focuses on internet technologies and consumer health and wellbeing, and also acts as a non-exec advisor to XOffice International b.v., a Netherlands based mobile telecoms company providing mobile solutions to emerging markets. Along with former colleagues he co-founded Cebec, a technology company focused on the educational sector where he was instrumental in setting and implementing the company's strategy and shift towards the government and educational sectors. He sold his stake in Cebec prior to moving to the Commonwealth Business Council.

Over his career he has worked in Asia, Europe and the USA in a variety of technology management positions where he was involved in developing programmes to address eGovernment and access solutions; these have subsequently been expanded to include education and healthcare. His areas of interest and expertise lie in the use of ICT for development, and the technology and innovation sectors. He has degrees in chemistry and computing, and lives in London.

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