Chaudhary Raghvendra Singh
Chaudhary Raghvendra Singh founded DLF in 1946, in pre-independent India. A born businessman, he began his real estate career by transforming the urban landscape of Delhi's National Capital Region, providing millions of homes to families displaced by partition who settled in the capital.
Born on September 19, 1910 and originally a graduate of St. Stephen's College, Delhi, Chaudhary Saheb went on to join the Indian Army where he rose to the rank of Major and was decorated with an MBE for exemplary service.
A philanthropist at heart, Chaudhary Saheb is remembered not only for his innovations and entrepreneurial skills but also for his association, as Board Member, with various charitable trusts and educational institutions, his role in pioneering welfare reforms for ex-servicemen, and his humanitarian work. He is also considered to be the father of Delhi's first co-operative movement and the founder of the Indian real estate sector.
Chaudhary Saheb's sad demise in the early hours of June 13, 2000, marked the end of an era that began at the dawn of our country's freedom.
Dr. Kushal Pal Singh
After 40 years spent at the helm of DLF, I can confidently say that the key to our seven decades of success has been our unwavering commitment to duty, loyalty, and the future.
In 1946, my father-in-law founded the company with a sincere ambition to support and serve the success of a newly independent India. This remains our primary duty to provide a growing nation with planned development and growth across the residential, commercial and retail segments of the real estate industry, and to develop spaces to be productive, joyful to learn and grow. We owe this duty to every investor, every customer, every employee, and it is a duty with which we aim to transform the quality of life for society at large.
Loyalty is the cornerstone of DLF. When we first began to develop residential colonies for displaced families in a post-partition India, we built on land bestowed to us by farmers on the basis of trust. Likewise, our first properties were sold on credit. To this day, DLF remains a by-word for credit-worthiness, respect, fidelity, and duty and these values are enacted and rewarded on a daily basis at all levels of our organisation.
At DLF, every decision is made with eyes firmly fixed on the future. We aspire to embrace the potential of India and to leverage our wealth of experience to create a future geared towards sustainability, safety, diversity, and inclusion. This is more than best practice; it is a philosophy. We will continue to invest in new technologies, capacity building, and community development. We will continue to change with the world: DLF will continue to change the country.
DLF is led by Chairman Dr. Kushal Pal Singh (K.P. Singh) who heads the Board of DLF Limited. Apart from his acclaimed real estate expertise, Dr. Singh is renowned as a visionary corporate leader who introduced world-class infrastructure in India.
Dr. Singh was born on August 15, 1931. After a career in the Indian Army, he joined American Universal Electric Company in 1960 and post-merger with DLF Universal Limited in 1979, was appointed Managing Director.
From the beginning, Dr. Singh advocated public-private partnership in real estate, and the satellite city of Gurugram stands testimony to his belief in the concept. Inspired by the need to involve the farming community in building projects, his ‘Partners in Progress’ model for housing and urban development revolutionised land acquisition.
Dr. Singh encourages companies to assist disadvantaged communities through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects. His emphasis on ethical business practices in real estate led to establishment of the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO).
DLF’s success in providing world-class infrastructure has helped the country attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and encouraged global companies to choose India as a base for Business Process Outsourcing (BPOs).
With more than 35 years of real estate expertise, Mr. Rajiv Singh plays a major role in DLF as the Chairman of the company. His leadership has helped DLF build a resilient business able to withstand market fluctuations. Thanks to his in-depth knowledge of the realty sector, he has driven DLF's annuity business from INR 15.5 million in 2007 to INR 29,000 million in 2019. Under his guidance, the company delivered over 10.4 mn sq m after going public in 2007.
A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S.A., Mr. Singh holds a degree in mechanical engineering. He has set new benchmarks in housing, infrastructure, and urban development in India and is widely recognised for his contribution to the economic development of Haryana.
His creation of world-class infrastructure has attracted significant foreign and domestic investment into the country as well as supported in generating employment opportunities in Haryana which has had a positive impact on Indian lifestyles and aspirations.
In December 2005, Mr. Singh was awarded The Udyog Ratna Award for Valuable Contributions to Economic Development of Haryana.
Mr. Sriram Khattar
Managing Director – Rental Business
Mr. Devinder Singh
CEO & Whole Time Director (DLF Ltd) & MD (GUR. DEVCO & DHDL)
Mr. Ashok Kumar Tyagi
CEO & Whole Time Director (DLF Ltd.)
Mr. Aakash Ohri
Group Executive Director & Chief Business Officer
Mr. Sanjay Goenka
Senior Executive Director (Finance and Taxation)
Mr. C.P Poonacha
Senior Executive Director and Managing Director (DSPL)
Mr. Vineet Kanwar
Senior Executive Director (Business Development)
Mr. Nalin Garg
Senior Executive Director (Human Resources)
Mr. Vivek Anand
Group Chief Financial Officer
Mr. P Ramakrishnan
Group Executive Director & Chief Technical Officer