Raunaq Singh (born 1922) was the founder chairman of the Appollo Group and established the Raunaq group. He had four sons and a daughter. Raunaq Singh handed over his responsibility to his son, Kanwar Onkar Singh, and died on September 30, 2002 before he could have his memoirs written while still alive. His was a story of rags to riches heading a Rs.2,700 crore group. The Raunaq Group consists of Apollo Tyres Ltd, Bharat Steel Tubes Ltd, Bharat Gears Ltd, Menarini Raunaq Pharma Ltd, Raunaq International Ltd and Raunaq Automotive Components Ltd.
Education & Career of Raunaq Singh
Raunaq Singh came to India as a refugee after the Partition, sold steel tubes and set up a shop in Kolkatta. A prominent entrepreneur, he established his tyre manufacturing empire making India a major tyre producer.
Awards/Achievements for Raunaq Singh
Raunaq Singh received several awards. He was called ‘Mr. Exporter’ for his zest to promote exports.
Important Works of Raunaq Singh
Some of the positions he held included President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry; President, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India; Member, Executive Board, The International Chamber of Commerce, Paris; President, The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM); Chairman, Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC); Chairman, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association; President, the PHDCCI; President, Federation of Indian Export Organization; President, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association and the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO); Chairman, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and the Chairman, Engineering Export Promotion Council.