In 2009 I personally felt (with my persistent personality) that I could help shed some light and get this achieved for him. Unbeknown to me, I was blinded by their ridiculous processes and how their operations panned out. I followed their lead, requests, and requirements.
I submitted a statutory declaration from his biological mom stating he was born from Indigenous parents. Even with submitting all supportive documents his application was denied – always hitting a dead end. (File continuously going dormant)
Managing Partner – Whitehawk Associates and Chairman & Founder at Healthquarters.
Working with a very dynamic team to launch a new and exciting concept in healthcare (HealthQuarters). Prior to this role, was CEO of Fortis Healthcare, one of the most respected and largest private hospital operators in the world.
Between 2011 and 2015, Mr. Singh was with Ahold and a member of the Executive Board. At the time of his departure, He was the Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Formats Inc, a Ahold Company and also Head of US Operations for Ahold USA. Immediately prior to that, He was the EVP of HR for Ahold USA.
From January 2009 to January, 2011, Mr. Singh was the CEO of New Delhi based Fortis Healthcare (publicly traded company), the fastest growing health care provider in Asia with 50 hospitals and over 10,000 beds. Prior to that, He was with Reliance Industries for almost three years and was the CEO of Reliance Fresh leading the effort to open almost 700 new stores in less than two years. Left Reliance in January 2009 at which time was responsible for over 900 stores.
Before Mr. Singh’s overseas experience in India, He spent 15 plus years with one of the largest retailers in the United States and had several executive level roles up to and including President of a multi-billion dollar business. Mr. Singh voluntarily left in 2006 for an international assignment in Asia.
In October 2020 I re-attempted this one last time. This time around I was much more aggressive with my approach. I made it very clear that I was not going to accept their past behaviors, practices nor their frivolous unethical document requests. The new members of the adoption unit provided an undertaking that they would revisit the file and only after reviewing the large voluminous file would they request anything from us. Low and behold Council was provided all necessary summaries and ultimately granted his certificate of Status.
His initial application was submitted in 1992 (29 years later). What bothered me the most was the fact that he was denied his right to take part of his Indigenous Community, cultures and missed out on ample opportunities. Through the years together, I firsthand observed and felt the mistreatment of Indigenous people. I was exposed to seeing how they live on reservations and felt the need to be part of helping them move forward.