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Chaudhary Raghvender Singh
Founder DLF

Founder DLF

Chaudhary Raghvender 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.

Achievements

  • Honoured by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana in April 2000 for his pioneering and visionary role in building post metropolitan Delhi.
  • Awarded the Millennium Award by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on December 30, 1999 for his extraordinary contribution to the creation of modern Delhi.
  • Elected to Delhi Assembly from Delhi Cantonment on formation of the State.
  • Presided over the Delhi Co-operative Bank for more than 20 years.
  • Formed the Indian Ex-Servicemen Association after Independence.
  • Honoured by the President of India who conferred on him the rank of Hony. Lt. Col. in the Jat regiment.
  • Appointed a member of the Punjab Post-war Reconstruction Fund Committee after World War II.
  • Awarded an MBE (Member of British Empire) for his outstanding contributions to the 1940 war efforts.
  • Actively associated with the Boards of Management of various Charitable Trusts and educational institutions.

Dr. Kushal Pal Singh
Chairman, DLF

Chairman's Message

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.

Chairman's Profile

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 has been instrumental in introducing world-class infrastructure to 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 Gurugram satellite city 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).

Awards and Recognitions

  • Honoured with the decoration of Officer of the Order of St. Charles by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco on October 04, 2010, in recognition of his valuable contribution as Honorary Consul General of Monaco in Delhi for 20 years.
  • Padma Bhushan conferred by the Government of India on January 26, 2010.
  • Ranked as the richest real estate baron and the eighth richest person in the world at a net worth of US$30 billion by Forbes in its March 2008 issue.
  • Received "The Samman Patra Award" for being one of the top tax payers of Delhi in 2000 by the Government of India.
  • Recipient of the Delhi Ratna Award by the Government of Delhi for his valuable contribution towards the city’s development.
  • Presented with a Special Award at the Indian of the Year Award function on January 17, 2008 in New Delhi by NDTV media in recognition of his contribution towards the growth of Indian economy.
  • Awarded with an honorary doctorate by the G.B. Pant Agriculture University. Also honoured for his achievements by the Indian Business School, Indian Institute of Management and Indian Institute of Technology.

Vice Chairman's Profile

With more than 35 years of real estate expertise, Mr. Rajiv Singh plays a major role in DLF as the Vice 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.

Our
leadership

Mr. Rajeev Talwar

CEO & Whole Time Director (DLF Ltd.)

Mr. Mohit Gujral

CEO & Whole Time Director (DLF Ltd.)

Mr. Sriram Khattar

Managing Director (DCCDL & DPSL)

Mr. Devinder Singh

Whole Time Director (DLF Ltd) & MD (GUR. DEVCO & DHDL)

Mr. Ashok Kumar Tyagi

Whole Time Director (DLF Ltd.)

Mr. Aakash Ohri

Senior Executive Director (Business Development)

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

Executive Director (Human Resources)

DLF in the News

July 31, 2019

DLF's net debt down 35% to 3,416 crore

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July 30, 2019

DLF Q1 profit gallops over two-fold to 414.72 crore

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July 30, 2019

DLF net jumps over two-fold

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July 30, 2019

DLF net more than doubles to 414 cr

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July 30, 2019

DLF Q1 profit jumps over twofield to 414.7 crore

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July 30, 2019

DLF Q1 profit zooms to 414.7 cr

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July 30, 2019

DLF net profit more than doubles to 414 cr

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July 30, 2019

Promoters infuse 2,250 cr Final Tranche into DLF

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July 30, 2019

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July 30, 2019

DLF profit jumps twofold to 415 crore

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June 28, 2019

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June 28, 2019

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June 28, 2019

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June 28, 2019

DLF warrant conversion: promoters infuse balance 2,250 cr

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June 28, 2019

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June 28, 2019

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June 25, 2019

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June 25, 2019

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June 25, 2019

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June 24, 2019

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June 24, 2019

DLF-GIC JV to Build Country's Largest Mall in Gurugram

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June 18, 2019

DLF hopes demand for IT space will drive growth

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May 28, 2019

DLF cuts net debt by 38% in March quarter

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May 25, 2019

DLF eyes 10% sales booking rise in FY20

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May 25, 2019

DLF operating cash flow to rise in coming quarters

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May 23, 2019

DLF net rises 76% to INR 437 cr

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March 20, 2019

DLF-Hines JV line up INR 1,900-cr investment

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March 18, 2019

DLF to invest INR 750 cr in new project

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March 11, 2019

DLF plans to raise INR 3,200 crore via QIP

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March 4, 2019

DLF's sales bookings to jump over two-fold to INR 2,400 crore this fiscal

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February 19, 2019

DLF Shopping Malls
target 8 million sq. ft. of retail space by 2014

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February 14, 2019

DLF Shopping Malls to come up with 3 new shopping centers

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February 12, 2019

DLF improves performance in Q3, analysts maintain Buy with revised target price of Rs 216

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February 11, 2019

DLF Shopping Malls Celebrate a Decade of Retail Excellence

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February 6, 2019

DLF reports higher revenues of Rs 2,406 crore in Q3 FY19

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February 6, 2019

DLF to launch QIP when market conditions are conducive

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February 5, 2019

DLF Q3 consolidated net profit at Rs 345 cr

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