Amarjeet Singh, with an illustrious career spanning nearly three decades at the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), takes on the responsibility of Whole-Time Member (WTM). In this significant role, he will oversee several key departments within SEBI.
Singh’s impressive journey at SEBI has seen him make substantial contributions to the market’s evolution. He championed various initiatives aimed at enhancing market dynamics, including reducing the lock-in period for minimum promoter holding in public issues, introducing the use of UPI as a payment mechanism in IPOs, and streamlining the rights issue process to expedite listings.
Amarjeet Singh’s Storied SEBI Career
In addition to these achievements, Singh played a pivotal role in conceptualizing and establishing social stock exchanges and their related ecosystems—a testament to his innovative vision and leadership within SEBI.
Before taking on the role of WTM, Singh served as an Executive Director at SEBI, contributing his expertise to various facets of the organization.
As WTM, Singh will be entrusted with the management of multiple departments, including the Department of Investment Management, Department of Market Intermediate Regulation and Supervision, Office of International Affairs, Investigation Department, and Human Resources Department.
Driving Market Evolution
Singh’s journey at SEBI has been characterized by his extensive experience across various positions. He has led critical departments such as the Department of Market Regulation, Department of Corporation Finance, Office of the Chairman, and Office of International Affairs.
His contributions extend to the global stage, where Singh has actively engaged in international regulatory initiatives. He served as SEBI’s Sherpa on the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) from 2010 to 2017 and played a leadership role on IOSCO’s Assessment Committee from its inception in 2012 until 2018.
Singh’s academic background includes an MBA and a Master’s degree in International Affairs (Economics Policy Management) from Columbia University, New York, USA. His outstanding achievements have been recognized through awards such as the Rotary Foundation Educational Award in 2000 and the Joint Japan – World Bank Graduate Scholarship Award in 2001 – 02, both highlighting his dedication to leadership development and international understanding.