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About Darshan Singh
A high energy, results-orientated Management Consultant and people-development professional with over 25 years of international experience in the UK, Europe, South-East Asia and Middle East, across a broad-range of sectors. A conscientious and energetic personality with well developed HR, leadership and communication skills enables him to deliver high quality training to build sustainable individual, team and organization capability.
Darshan’s career began in 1980 with the Mars Corporation in the UK. Following successful spell in the Sales Division, he was appointed as Sales Training & Development Manager where he designed, developed and delivered programs to the sales force of 500 strong across the UK. This was followed by a spell in the UK Distribution Division, and then appointment to a strategic business development role in the Far East in 1991. Based out of Singapore, he trained and managed a network of human resources managers throughout Singapore, Malaysia, Hong-Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan. He was also a member of the pioneer team for the introduction of Mars to China.
In 1994, Darshan joined Masterfoods, Dubai to build regional distributor, sales force and manager capabilities. He worked in Saudi Arabia with Arabian Food Supplies, the distributors for the Mars Corporation. In addition to his work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he established the Mars Academy of Sales at Jebel Ali, Dubai, and trained eight training managers across the Middle East.
He joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1996 as Human Resources Manager for the Middle East. Again Darshan excelled with his understanding of the FMCG industry to support human resources development of Coca-Cola Bottling Companies in the Middle East. He was promoted to the Division Human Resources Development Manager where he managed the training and development of 6,500 employees across 12 countries.
Darshan became the Head of the Leadership and Management Learning Centre at Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) in 2003, a professional provider of human resource development for the financial sector in the Middle East. Whilst creating and presenting many programs to build people capability in the banking sector, he also facilitated the new BIBF vision, mission and strategic plans for the future. During his time at BIBF, Darshan also provided tailor- made solutions to non-Banking sector industries across the Middle East, including Telecommunications, Sports and Leisure and Aluminum.
At Gulf International Bank, Bahrain, Darshan was appointed in 2007 as Senior Vice President, Human Resource Development. He managed the development of 475 staff through tailor-made human resources solutions to address business and career development needs. Darshan lead the Bank’s Succession Planning initiative, identifying talented individuals across junior, middle and senior management, and implemented personal development planning process. He was also a key member of the Bank’s Change Management initiative as well as many other notable achievements.
In 2013 Darshan began his Management Consulting career and has been involved with a number of key clients across the Middle East: Aujan Industries, Mars, Phillip Morris, Masafi, Nada Dairies, Four Seasons Hotel and Realtime. Darshan has a wealth of consulting expertise in human resources development, strategic planning, organizational change, recruitment and selection and performance management.
Darshan’s passion lies in developing people to reach their true potential.